HOPE – All campuses of the Hope Public School District will qualify for the 2016-17 Community Eligibility Program of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program, Hope Public Schools Food Services Director Deanna Gilbert announced.
The CEP makes it possible for all students at participating campuses to eat a healthy breakfast and lunch on campus each school day at no charge, Gilbert said.
She said a letter addressed to parents and guardians of HPSD students explains the basis for the program. Those letters will be available at campus open houses on Aug. 11, Gilbert said.
No fees or meal provision applications will be required.
Gilbert said the program is administered locally in according with federal civil rights law and regulatory policies of the U. S. Department of Agriculture without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age. She said students with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information may contact the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 for assistance.
Gilbert said the letters sent to HPSD students and families also detail where to file complaints.
Local information is available through Gilbert’s office at 870-777-3231or 870-722-2780.