Volusia County School District announced that all VCS students would receive free school breakfast and lunch for the 2022-23 school year.
Families will not have to fill out the family income applications for free and reduced-price meals this year. The district will operate the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program for the 2022-2023 school year, which eliminates the collection of the family’s income on the application.
All school sites in Volusia County School District qualify to operate CEP, allowing all students to receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch each day at no charge.
Students attending Ivy Hawn, Richard Milburn Academy West, Richard Milburn Academy East, and AMI Kids will also receive meals for free.
Directly Certified (DC) families enrolled in state assistance programs will still receive their eligibility letter for after-school care benefits.
— Volusia County Schools Community Information Specialist Nancy Gonzalez