FCSD3 To Offer Free Meals to All Students

FCSD3 To Offer Free Meals to All Students
Posted on 08/03/2018

Florence County School District Three is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the 2018-2019 school year.

Section 104(a) of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 amended section 11(a)(1) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1759a(a)(1))(the law) to provide an alternative to household applications for free and reduced-price meals in local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with increased levels of low-income students. This alternative is referred to as the Community Eligibility Provision.

All students enrolled in FCSD3 schools may participate in the breakfast and lunch program at no charge to them.  Families will not have to fill out meal applications.

Breakfast and lunch meals follow the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines for healthy school meals.  Please encourage students to participate in the school meal programs.

You may contact your School Food Service (SFS) Michelle Gaskins, food service assistant supervisor, at 843-374-8652 ext. 1121 for additional information. Parents or guardians that do not want their children to participate in CEP may wish to discuss this matter with Mrs. Gaskins  on an informal basis. 

Parents wishing to make a formal appeal may make a request either orally or in writing to Mrs. Gaskins at 125 South Blanding Street, Lake City, South Carolina 29560 for a hearing to appeal the decision.