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Is Your School Eligible to Become Hunger Free?

June 29, 2015

With the August 31 deadline fast approaching for schools to adopt the Community Eligibility Provision for the 2015-2016 school year, we’ve created a searchable...

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Schools Have New Opportunity to Become Hunger Free

April 10, 2015

We’ve entered the period for school districts in high-poverty areas to decide whether to implement community eligibility — which allows qualifying schools to offer breakfast and lunch to all students at no charge — for the 2015-2016 school year.  More than 14,...

Mapping Schools’ Adoption of Community Eligibility

February 27, 2015

These interactive maps show the extent to which eligible school districts and schools in each state have adopted community eligibility, which allows qualifying high-poverty schools to offer breakfast and lunch to all students at no charge.  Along with our new report,...

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Spreading the Word About How to Make Schools Hunger-Free

February 23, 2015

This spring, high-poverty schools that haven’t yet adopted the file type icon Community Eligibility Provision — which allows them to serve breakfast and lunch free to all students — will have a new opportunity to elect it for next year.  Our new guide explains how key stakeholders like parent organizations, teachers, and others...

Data Desire Needn’t Be Barrier to Kids’ Meals

October 14, 2014

The file type icon Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is now available nationwide, yet some districts are hesitant to implement it for fear of losing data from school meal applications.  But to get the data, we need not sacrifice...

VA Governor Lauds Community Eligibility

September 29, 2014

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has good things to say about the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), which allows high-poverty schools to provide breakfast and lunch to all students at no charge.  Speaking recently about how to improve education, he said in part:

It will surprise no one here to learn that

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Counting Down to August 31 Deadline to Adopt Community Eligibility

August 28, 2014

Schools have a few more days before the August 31 deadline to opt in to the file type icon Community Eligibility Provision .  Community eligibility — which allows high-poverty schools to offer breakfast and lunch to all students at no charge without having to process meal applications —is a...

What Schools Are Saying About Community Eligibility

August 15, 2014

School officials around the country have explained (see here and here) why they’re adopting community eligibility, a...

Is Your School Eligible to Become Hunger Free?

August 13, 2014

With the August 31 deadline fast approaching for schools to adopt the Community Eligibility Provision for the new school year, we’ve created a searchable database...

Community Eligibility Poised to Help Millions More Students

August 7, 2014

More than 1.8 million students attended schools in 11 states last year that offered community eligibility, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (see chart).  Community eligibility, which allows high-poverty schools to offer breakfast and lunch to all students at no charge without having to process meal...

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