All Students At Many Escambia Schools To Receive Free Lunch, Breakfast

August 10, 2017

On this first day of school, here’s a reminder that all students at many North Escambia schools will receive free breakfast and lunch this year, thanks to the expansion of a two-year old Escambia County School District program.

Bratt, Byrneville, Molino Park, Ernest Ward and Northview are among the  17 new schools added through the district’s participation in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).

Free breakfast and lunch will begin on the first day of school at the following locations in Escambia County (new schools are in bold):

Elementary Schools: Bellview Elementary, Bratt Elementary, Brentwood Elementary, C.A. Weis Elementary, Ensley Elementary, Ferry Pass Elementary, Global Learning Academy, Holm Elementary, Jim Allen Elementary, Lincoln Park Elementary, Lipscomb Elementary, Longleaf Elementary, McArthur Elementary, Molino Park Elementary, Montclair Elementary, Myrtle Grove Elementary, Navy Point Elementary, Oakcrest Elementary, Pine Meadow Elementary,  Pleasant Grove Elementary, Scenic Heights Elementary, O.J. Semmes Elementary, Sherwood Elementary, Warrington Elementary, and West Pensacola Elementary     

Middle Schools: Bellview Middle, Ernest Ward Middle, Ferry Pass Middle, Jim Bailey Middle, Warrington Middle, Woodham Middle, and Workman Middle       

High Schools: Escambia High School, Northview High School, Pensacola High School, Pine Forest High School, Booker T. Washington High School

Special Centers: Camelot, Lakeview Center, Judy Andrews, McMillian PreK Center, and Escambia Westgate Center

Alternative Education/Charters: Byrneville Charter, Capstone, Escambia Charter, and Jacqueline Harris Preparatory Academy

Vocational School: George Stone Technical (Phoenix Initiative Program)

Parents of the students at these schools are not required to submit an application for the free and reduced Lunch program at that school — all meals are free.

Families with students attending other ECSD schools are encouraged to apply for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. Applications will be sent home or parents and guardians to complete and return to their student’s school.

Pictured top: Sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables and crackers on the lunch menu at Jim Allen Elementary School. Pictured below: Lunch at Bratt Elementary and Ransom Middle School. Courtesy photos for, click to enlarge.



11 Responses to “All Students At Many Escambia Schools To Receive Free Lunch, Breakfast”

  1. amclemore on August 11th, 2017 2:18 pm

    last year the schools who were not on the list for free meals had higher prices than the year before. Someone always ends up paying for the “free” part

  2. Student on August 10th, 2017 8:40 pm

    Ransoms so sad they don’t even have breakfast!!

  3. Nikki on August 10th, 2017 8:26 pm

    Molino park sent home an updated menu and it seems they don’t get much of a selection as they did before . I would rather pay for my child to have a selection than to have it free .. Probably a good idea to send their lunch.

  4. George on August 10th, 2017 7:12 pm

    Fredaa, it is not about children eating or us paying for it. It is about parents, that can easily affordit, that are too lazy to get up in the mornings and fix lunch and breakfast for their kids. I am not talkig about your exceptions because there are always exceptions to everything.

  5. Fredaa on August 10th, 2017 6:30 pm

    If all the parents at the schools that did not get approved would apply you would see change. People would be surprised just try the worst is they say no. But you might still get reduced priced even if not free. These are children people get mad about feeding children. But there are other things to get mad at like why won’t the utility companies cut the trees off the lines? Why does no one put as much complaining into something like that as the do about a child eating.

  6. catman on August 10th, 2017 2:57 pm

    Correct me if I’m wrong but doesn’t each school have to apply for this program?

  7. anne 1of2 on August 10th, 2017 2:26 pm

    Call them what you want, these lunches are not free, we are paying for them.

  8. Ann Nana on August 10th, 2017 1:40 pm

    What happened to Beulah Elem. did not see them on that list either?

  9. Gloria Jean on August 10th, 2017 1:37 pm

    Every child in very school should get free meals. There is no reason with the abundance of food we throw away for school kids to be charged for meals. Kids learn so much by sharing a table, by getting new and different foods to eat, and by having their stomachs full so their brains will work!!

  10. Molino Mom on August 10th, 2017 8:46 am

    Figures…Ransom Middle School isn’t on the list….imagine that

  11. Glenda Beech on August 10th, 2017 8:34 am

    Why was Tate High School left out ???

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