Free Meal Sites
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the waiver allowing free meals to all children ages 1-18.
Children do not have to be enrolled in Cabarrus County Schools to participate. The extension is effective immediately and will go through June 30, 2021.
Please click below for a list of meal sites and bus stops.
PLEASE NOTE: You will notice that the list of sites and stops is shorter than before.
Due to the workforce needed at each individual school site to provide and deliver meals to
our students within classrooms coupled with a limited amount of available buses/bus
drivers for mobile delivery, our mobile feeding efforts have been reduced.
SNP will continue to monitor its operations in an effort to possibly expand mobile feeding efforts in the weeks ahead.
Did you know.......
- We are a self-supporting entity of Cabarrus County Schools. We participate in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. We also participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant, offer universal breakfast at select sites, and provide After School Snacks to sites who qualify. In addition, we have 5 schools qualifying for the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) for the 2020-21 school year.
- There are 39 food service operations, including the Opportunity School, PLC and two Early Colleges.
- 21 Elementary Schools
- 8 Middle Schools
- 8 High Schools
- We employ nearly 300 food service professionals.
- As a district, SNP has an average overall health inspection of 99.2.
- All of SNP employees take required sanitation training. All Cafeteria Managers and at least 1 additional School Nutrition employee are required to become ServSafe certified. We currently have 138 employees who are ServSafe Certified.
Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
School Nutrition is pleased to announce the continuation of the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) at the following Cabarrus County Schools for the 2020-21 school year:
- Royal Oaks Elementary
- Wolf Meadow Elementary
- W.M. Irvin Elementary
- Concord Middle
- CCS Opportunity School
What is CEP?
In a CEP School, ALL enrolled students receive a nutritious Breakfast & Lunch at no cost, regardless of family income.
What if my student transfers to a school that is not CEP?
If your student receives a meal or transfers to a school that is not a part of the CEP program, you will be responsible for the cost of your child's meal. You may apply for Free or Reduced Meal Benefits at that time if you feel your family qualifies. The cost of breakfast is $1.30 for elementary and $1.45 for secondary. Lunch is $2.75 for elementary and $2.85 for secondary.
What about siblings?
If you have children who are enrolled in a non-CEP school, you will be responsible for the cost of meals provided to the child at that non-CEP school. However, if you feel your family may qualify for Free or Reduced meal benefits, you are encouraged to complete a Free & Reduced Meal Application on-line at lunchapplication.com, or see the school Cafeteria Manager for a paper application to apply.
What if my child wants extras?
CEP covers the cost of a breakfast and lunch meal each day. For an additional entree or snack, you will be responsible to cover the cost of those items.