Community Eligibility Provision
CEP enables schools to use federal funding to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students. CEP simplifies administrative processes, reduces labor costs, and improves efficiency by eliminating free and reduced-price meal applications, which can be confusing for families and burdensome for schools.
CEP also increases student participation by removing stigma, maximizes federal reimbursements, and makes it easier to implement innovative service models. Community eligibility is a win for everyone—administrators, students, families, and school nutrition staff.
Find program specifics, strategies and additional resources at the links below.
Hunger Solutions New York works with school and government leaders, and organizations statewide to help expand the implementation of CEP. We:
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2017 NYS Anti-Hunger Conference
Hunger Solutions New York is a caring and informed voice for hungry New Yorkers. We believe no one should ever wonder where their next meal is coming from.