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Alachua County Public Schools expanding free meals program for all students at 14 more schools in 2018-19

August 1, 2018 @ 7:30 am - May 31, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

Alachua County Public Schools’ Food & Nutrition Services (FNS) will be expanding the program that currently provides free breakfasts and lunches for all students to 14 additional local schools, meaning any student at those schools can receive the free meals regardless of family income and with no free and reduced-price lunch application required. The new locations are Chiles Elementary, Eastside High, The Einstein School, Expressions Learning Academy, Ft. Clarke, Gainesville High, Glen Springs, High Springs Community School, Kanapaha, Loften Center, Newberry High, Oak View, Santa Fe High & Talbot.  The program will now be in place at the 46 schools listed below.


The program is part of the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Schools were selected based on the percentage of students at the school who are participating in one or more of a variety of public assistance/service programs, such as Head Start, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.


A. Q. Jones Fearnside Family Services Center Lake Forest Elementary Rawlings Elementary
Alachua Elementary Finley Elementary Littlewood Elementary Santa Fe High*
AMI Kids Foster Elementary Lincoln Middle Shell Elementary
Archer Elementary Ft. Clarke Middle* Loften Center* Siatech Charter
Bishop Middle Gainesville High School* Mebane Middle Sidney Lanier
Boulware Charter Genesis Charter Metcalfe Elementary Talbot Elementary*
Caring and Sharing Glen Springs Elementary* Mycro School-(North Central Fl. Public Charter) Terwilliger Elementary
Chiles Elementary* Hawthorne Middle/High Newberry Elementary Westwood Middle
Duval Early Learning Academy High Springs Community* Newberry High* Wiles Elementary
Eastside High School* Idylwild Elementary Norton Elementary Williams Elementary
The Einstein School* Irby Elementary Oak View Middle*
Expressions Learning Academy* Kanapaha Middle* One Room School House *=New Schools for 2018-19


Parents with questions about the CEP program can contact the

Food and Nutrition Services office at (352) 955-7539, ext.1561

During the summer, the office hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


August 1 @ 7:30 am
May 31, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
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Maria Eunice or Caron Rowe
(352) 955-7539