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Brevard Public Schools Will Continue to Provide Every Student Free Breakfast

BPS News Release

August 4, 2020

Media contact: Katherine Allen

Government & Community Relations



Brevard Public Schools Will Continue to Provide Every Student Free Breakfast


Viera, FL:  Brevard County Schools operating under Provision 2 guidelines, will continue to offer healthy breakfasts every day at no-cost to all enrolled students during the 2020-21 school year. Brevard County has offered no-cost breakfasts to enrolled students since 2001.


The Provision 2 breakfast program is a federally funded program which enables Brevard Public Schools to provide a breakfast, at no charge, to every student. The program is funded via federal reimbursements through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Food Nutrition and Wellness.


The School Breakfast Program promotes the increased consumption of high quality, nutritious, agricultural products from Florida. Studies have shown students participating in the School Breakfast Program have improved attendance and punctuality, increased attention and memory recall and improved math, reading and standardized test scores. On average, Brevard County Food and Nutrition Services serves over 3.8 million breakfasts annually at no-cost to Brevard County students.

For more information about our no-cost School Breakfast Program, please contact Mr. Kevin M. Thornton, Director of Food and Nutrition Services, at 321-633-1000 extension 11690 or


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.


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 Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and 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


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.