Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)

Dear Parent or Guardian:
We are pleased to inform you that all elementary, middle schools, and high school will continue to implement the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) in schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for the school year 2022-2023.
What does this mean for you and your children attending our school(s)?
Great news for you and your students!  All students enrolled in the Lorain City School District are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2022-2023 school year. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit an application. In addition, snack items will be available for purchase at all schools.
If we can be of any further assistance, please contact Aramark at 440-830-4038.
Mary Mayse
Executive Director of Operations.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the responsible State or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
Additionally, program information is available in English and other languages.
To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027), found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.
Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410.
fax: (202) 690-7442; or email: [email protected].
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Revised 6/21
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