Reminder: All Students At 45 Escambia Schools Will Receive Free Lunch, Breakfast

August 12, 2019

Breakfast and lunch will be free for all students, regardless of income, during this school year at 45 schools in Escambia County.

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program means that parents of the students at these schools are not required to submit an application for the Free and Reduced Meal program at that school. However, siblings attending schools not on the CEP list will need to apply for eligibility.

The free meal schools are selected upon income levels.

Participating schools are:


Bellview Elementary
Bratt Elementary
Brentwood Elementary
Byrneville 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
West Pensacola Elementary


Bellview Middle
Beulah Middle
Ernest Ward Middle
Ferry Pass Middle
Jim Bailey Middle
Warrington Middle
Workman Middle
High Schools
Escambia High
Northview High
Pensacola High
Pine Forest High
Washington High


Escambia Westgate Center
Jacqueline Harris Preparatory Academy
Success Academy
Lakeview Center

CEP allows the nation’s highest poverty schools and districts to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students without collecting household applications. Instead, schools that adopt CEP are reimbursed using a formula based on the percentage of students categorically eligible for free meals based on their participation in other specific means-tested programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). file photos, click to enlarge.


14 Responses to “Reminder: All Students At 45 Escambia Schools Will Receive Free Lunch, Breakfast”

  1. Marcelle A Perritt on August 15th, 2019 5:38 pm

    I love the idea of free lunches for the children BUT I think it should include ALL ESCAMBIA CO SCHOOLS! Are the schools that were exclude thought to only have rich kids??? Not so!!!

  2. Susie Q on August 13th, 2019 11:44 pm

    This is good so the less fortunate will not stand out in the crowd.

  3. Mark F on August 13th, 2019 2:02 pm

    Let them eat cake!

  4. Really!? on August 13th, 2019 10:43 am

    You people are complaining about children you know? Oh my tax dollars this and my tax dollars that!! Your taxes won’t be reduced if they stop providing these lunches for kids. I repeat..FOR KIDS!! So let’s let these babies starve because Mom and Dad can’t afford it that’ll teach them won’t it? “The sins of the father” ignorance isn’t contagious thank God. I’d gladly pull money out my pocket any day to feed a child, Jesus loves you guys

  5. Wilykyote on August 13th, 2019 8:40 am

    Are home schooled kids allowed to come eat for free?
    If not, why not ?

  6. David on August 13th, 2019 8:35 am


    i agree with you to a certain extent and believe me, i pay my fair share of taxes every year BUT for someone to sit here and say that if a kid who has no control over their “parents” actions should only eat if they pay, is sickening to me. Out of everything my hard earned tax money goes towards, this is one thing i would pay extra for.

  7. Sharon Hawthorne on August 13th, 2019 6:31 am

    I am tired of paying for folks to get free stuff. NOTHING is free and it is high time people realize SOMEONE is paying for this. Stop it!!! Reduce our taxes and let the people who eat, PAY.

  8. David on August 13th, 2019 2:32 am

    I dont care if a child or family are poor or not…every child needs not to ever be hungary in the United States
    Need not people whining about it as it is selfish to even let the words of complaint come out of their mouth

  9. Nancy Williams on August 12th, 2019 5:57 pm

    This is just wrong. I pay taxes also. If they can’t all
    receive free food then no one gets it.

  10. kim on August 12th, 2019 2:21 pm

    WOW I cant believe Ransom Middle did not make it for free breakfast or lunches nor Tate. Most high students don’t take the time to eat.

  11. Tracy A Smith on August 12th, 2019 1:42 pm

    So out of the 51 schools in our district, 6 are not eligible. Wow that’s amazing that these schools don’t have enough poor people in them to be eligible. That really doesn’t make sense to me.

  12. steve on August 12th, 2019 12:15 pm

    Nothing is free… SHould be called Tax Payer Funded Feeding program.

  13. Howie on August 12th, 2019 10:22 am

    Escambia County School Food Services Department website

    If you have to pay, this is what you will be paying:

    Breakfast $1.25
    Lunch $2.25

    Breakfast $1.50
    Lunch $2.50

    Breakfast $2.00
    Lunch $3.25

    Reduced Prices
    Breakfast $0.30
    Lunch $0.40

    Extra Milk
    Elementary only $0.50

  14. mike on August 12th, 2019 7:55 am

    cool! :)

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