Dept. of Ag to provide free meals for LCM students

Published 2:11 pm Thursday, June 14, 2018

To The Leader

Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD has just learned that the District has been approved for the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) in child nutrition. This is a Department of Agriculture program which will provide free breakfast and lunch to all LCM students during the 2018-19 school year.  LCM qualifies for this as a result of our high homeless numbers following Hurricane Harvey.  The maximum time that LCM may be eligible for this program is four years.  Once we are no longer eligible, students who do not qualify for free meals will again have to pay for meals.

The District hopes that cafeteria reconstruction is at a point when school starts where Child Nutrition staff will again be able to prepare onsite meals for students, rather than serving sack lunches, but that is not yet known. If not at the beginning of school, regular meal service will return as soon as possible. Students will still be charged for a la carte items purchased.