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Breakfast/Lunch Free to All Students for 2019-2020


Brunswick County Schools is excited to announce that beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, all students at all BCS schools will receive free breakfast and lunch.  BCS is transitioning into the Community Eligibility Provision Program.   There is no enrollment necessary.  No paperwork to be filled out.  Simply put, all students will now receive free meals at breakfast and lunch beginning in the 2019-2020 school year in Brunswick County.  


Hurricane Florence's impact on our students and families put the district in a position where this is possible due to the number of affected households.  We sincerely hope this helps each and every family still recovering from the devastating impact of last year's natural disaster.  


The BCS Child Nutrition Department works extremely hard to make sure our students get a healthy meal in the mornings and afternoon.  We are grateful for their daily dedication.  Remember, this summer, Child Nutrition will be serving free breakfast and lunch in our annual Summer Meals Program as well.  Click here for those details. 


Details on CEP: The Community Eligibility Provision Program(CEP) for the National School Lunch Program provides an alternative to household applications for free and reduced price meals for economically disadvantaged students in local educational agencies and schools.  Sites that elect this option agree to serve all students free lunches and breakfasts for four successive school years and claim the meals based on a percentage of Identified Students multiplied by a USDA-defined multiplier factor.
Sites which have an "Identified Student Percentage" of 40% or greater are eligible for this option.  Hurricane Florence put all our schools in the eligible category.
As always, we truly appreciate your support of Brunswick County Schools and the community.  Here We Grow!!