Free and Reduced Lunch Overview
The Free and Reduced Lunch Application for the 2023-24 school year is now available! For your convenience, the Free and Reduced Price Lunch application may be completed online from a computer, tablet, or mobile device. Click here to apply.
Students that attended a Brevard County School and participated in the free or reduced lunch program last year may eat on last year’s free or reduced status for the first 30 days of the school year or until a new lunch application is processed, whichever comes first. New students who have a sibling that participated in the Free or Reduced Lunch Program last school year may also eat on their sibling’s prior year status for the first 30 days of the school year or until a new lunch application is processed. Please contact the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at (321) 633-1000 x11642 or x11655 to confirm sibling status.
We are pleased to offer free breakfast to all Brevard Public Schools (BPS) students again this year, regardless of status.
Please note that BPS has 46 schools that operate under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Schools. Students enrolled at CEP schools will receive both FREE breakfast and FREE lunch for the entire school year. A Free and Reduced Lunch Application is not required; however, parents may apply as students could qualify for other benefits. The CEP schools are listed below:
Elementary: Andersen, Apollo, Atlantis, Audubon, Cambridge, Cape View, Challenger 7, Columbia, Coquina, Creel, Croton, Discovery, Endeavour, Fairglen, Golfview, Harbor City, Imperial Estates, Jupiter, Lockmar, McAuliffe, Mila, Mims, Oak Park, Palm Bay Ele, Pinewood, Port Malabar, Riviera, Roy Allen, Saturn, Sabal, Sherwood, Sunrise,Turner, University Park, and Westside
Middle: Jackson, Johnson, Madison, McNair, Southwest, and Stone
High: Cocoa Jr./Sr. High and Palm Bay High
Other: Gardendale Separate Day School, North Central Alternative Learning Center, and South Area Alternative Learning Center
Need more info or have questions? Please contact the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 321-633-1000 x11642 or 11655, or click here: Tamara Cheek, Free and Reduced Coordinator.
If your household qualifies for free or reduced-priced lunch, your students may be eligible to receive a state-supported scholarship to a private school. The program, called the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship, was created in 2001. Step Up For Students manages the program. The scholarship is based on income and not on the academic performance of the student or public school. The scholarship helps pay tuition at more than 1,500 participating private schools statewide; a separate transportation scholarship is available to attend a public school in another county. For more information, visit their website or call 877-735-7837, or send them an email.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with federal civil rights 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, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), 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.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online, at https://www. ascr.usda.gov/sites/default/files/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint- Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.