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Lincoln Parish schools to offer free breakfast, lunch for 2024-2025 school year

RUSTON, La. (KNOE) – Lincoln Parish parents don’t have to worry about packing their children’s lunch boxes for the time being.

On July 10, the Lincoln Parish School Board (LPSB) announced that students will be provided with free school breakfast and lunch during the 2024-2025 school year.

In a social media post, LPSB said that the free meal plan was made possible through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program. CEP was created to ensure that students have access to nutritious meals without having to meet income eligibility requirements.

In a statement, the Supervisor of the LPSB Child Nutrition Program Cody Carrico ensured parents that students would be given quality meals.

“Our meals are nutritious, meeting USDA guidelines, and we encourage all students to take advantage of this opportunity,” said Carrico. “Whether it’s breakfast or lunch, we want students to enjoy the meals that are available, and they have the freedom to choose what they prefer to eat.”

LPSB said they are committed to caring for their students.

“This initiative reflects Lincoln Parish School Board’s commitment to promoting student health and well-being through access to wholesome meals,” LPSB said in a social media post. “By removing financial barriers, the district aims to increase student participation in school meals.”

For more information, visit LPSB’s website.

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