Community Eligibility Program (CEP)
2019 - 2020
Pike County Schools will be participating in the CEP this school year. Parents will not have to complete free/reduced meal applications. All students will be eligible to receive breakfast and lunch at no charge.
A la carte items are not included in the free meals.
Non-discrimination Statement: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request a form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CNP goal is to provide our students with tasty and nutritious meals that meet the state and federal guidelines. Our menus are nutritionally analyzed to provide your child with the recommended daily allowances of fat, calories, and vitamins.
Our goal each week is to serve the following:
- A different vegetable each day
- A different fruit each day (at least 2 fresh fruits/week)
- Cooked dry beans or peas 1X/week
- A whole grain item every day, or at least 3X/week (All pasta and bread items are whole wheat).
- Only low fat and skim, flavored or unflavored, milk served during meals.
School meals are provided to the students at a reduced cost or no cost based on eligibility criteria set by the United States Department of Agriculture. Meal applications are distributed at the beginning of each school year; however, an application may be requested at any time. Complete one (1) form per family and return it to the school lunch room.
Non-discrimination Statement: In accordance with the Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington DC 20250-9410 or call 202-720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.