• 2022-23: Meals are no longer free for all students because the USDA pandemic waivers have expired. School meal service has returned to normal operations with costs based on Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) and non-CEP school status. Only students who qualify for free and reduced-price meals or those who attend a CEP school will receive free meals.


     

Non-CEP Schools:

  • These students might qualify for free meals, based on family income.

    Elementary: Athens-Chilesburg, Brenda Cowan, Cassidy, Clays Mill, Garrett Morgan, Maxwell, Rosa Parks, Stonewall, Veterans Park, and Wellington

    Middle: Beaumont, Edythe J. Hayes, Jessie Clark, and SCAPA at Bluegrass

    High: Henry Clay, Lafayette, and Paul Laurence Dunbar

    Other programs: STEAM Academy

  • Tap here for the income eligibility chart & meal assistance application

CEP Schools:

  • All students get free meals at school.

    Elementary: Arlington, Ashland, Booker T. Washington, Breckinridge, Cardinal Valley, Coventry Oak, Deep Springs, Dixie, Garden Springs, Glendover, Harrison, James Lane Allen, Julius Marks, Lansdowne, Liberty, Mary Todd, Meadowthorpe, Millcreek, Northern, Picadome, Russell Cave, Sandersville, Southern, Squires, Tates Creek, William Wells Brown, and Yates

    Middle: Bryan Station, Crawford, Leestown, Lexington Traditional Magnet, Morton, Southern, Tates Creek, and Winburn

    High: Bryan Station, Frederick Douglass, and Tates Creek

    Other programs: Audrey Grevious Center, Carter G. Woodson Academy, Carter G Woodson Preparatory Academy, Family Care Center, Fayette County Preschool Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Academy, Opportunity Middle College, Rise STEM Academy for Girls, Success Academy, The Learning Center, and The Stables

  • Tap here to apply for additional family assistance ...

  • Contact us

    Jessica Morgison,
    program assistant
    (859) 381-3838

    Paper forms: Families who cannot apply online may request a paper application by mail; please call (859) 381-3838.


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    National School Lunch Program

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    Did you know? The Child Nutrition Department has eliminated costs to families for reduced-price meals since August 2017.  

    Archive records: 
    Free/Reduced Monthly Reports  

     

  • Other benefits: 

    * Our Meal Assistance Programs’ data is used for eligibility for school fee waivers, magnet school transportation assistance, Family Resource & Youth Services Centers, Title 1 and other school funding programs, Special Education, sports/summer camp scholarships, other meal assisting programs, discounted internet services (EBB program), college pre-exam testing discounts, KEES scholarships and other college financial assistance, and more