Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)

No cost breakfast and lunch for participating schools

Des Moines Public Schools is expanding its participation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) to include all DMPS schools for the 2022-23 school year. All students in every building will receive a free breakfast and lunch. CEP allows schools that predominantly serve low-income children to offer free, nutritious school meals to all students through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. Participation is automatic, families are not required to fill out any forms or applications.