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Community Eligibility: Making Schools Hunger Free

The Community Eligibility Provision within the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs allows schools in high-poverty areas to offer nutritious meals to all students at no charge. Community eligibility is a proven tool to make sure children in high-poverty schools are fueled up and ready to learn.
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Schools That Can Adopt Community Eligibility

This searchable database from the Food Research and Action Center provides information on which schools are eligible to adopt the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the 2016-2017 school year and which schools have already implemented it. Community eligibility is a powerful tool to ensure that low-income children have access to breakfast and lunch at no charge.