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).

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.

Here is a list of schools participating during the 2020-2021 school year:

Elementary Schools
Brubaker, Capitol View, Carver, Cattell, Edmunds, Findley, Garton, Greenwood, Hanawalt, Hillis, Howe, Jackson, King, Lovejoy, Madison, McKinley, Monroe, Moore, Morris, Moulton, Oak Park, Park Avenue, Perkins, Phillips, Pleasant Hill, River Woods, Samuelson, South Union, Stowe, Studebaker, Walnut Street School, Willard, Windsor, Wright.

Middle Schools
Brody, Callanan, Goodrell, Harding, Hiatt, Hoyt, McCombs, Meredith, Weeks

High Schools
East, Hoover, Lincoln, North, Ruby Van Meter

Early Childhood
Jesse Franklin Taylor, McKee, Mitchell, Woodlawn