The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a non-pricing meal service option for schools in low-income areas. CEP allows high-poverty schools to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students without collecting household applications.

children eating lunchStudents enrolled in one of the schools/programs listed below can receive free breakfasts and lunches, regardless of their Free & Reduced meal status. 

  • Allis Elementary
  • Badger Rock Middle
  • Blackhawk Middle
  • Falk Elementary
  • Glendale Elementary
  • Hawthorne Elementary
  • Lake View Elementary
  • Leopold Elementary
  • Lindbergh Elementary
  • Mendota Elementary
  • Orchard Ridge Elementary
  • Sandburg Elementary
  • Sherman Middle
  • Wright Middle 

    Alternative Programs:
  • Capital East
  • Capital West

Please note:

  • If there are children living in your household who attend MMSD schools that are not on the list, you need to complete a Free & Reduced application to determine if they qualify to receive free or reduced-price meals.
  • If your child transfers to a school that is not on the list, you must submit a Free or Reduced-price application within ten days of the transfer to determine if he/she will qualify to continue receiving free or reduced-price meals. Failure to apply may result in your child being charged full-price for any meals eaten after the ten days.
  • In middle and high schools, a la carte items will be available for purchase.
  • Receiving free meals at a CEP school does not automatically qualify your child for other school fee waivers. You must complete a simple household income form at your school to determine if you are eligible for school fee waivers.

We are excited to have the CEP program in our district. It is a wonderful opportunity for MMSD’s schools and families, and we are committed to ensuring the success of the program in the 2020-21 school year and beyond.