Students across Virginia can receive free breakfast and lunch in 2023-24 school year
CEP allows high-poverty schools and school divisions to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students.
This eliminates collecting household applications to determine eligibility.
According to Virginia Hunger Solutions, 511 schools in Virginia have adopted CEP, a 56% increase since the 2018-19 school year.
Schools participating in CEP are guaranteed to receive the same meal reimbursement rate for four years.
To find out if your school is participating, click here.
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