Free and Reduced Lunch Overview

  • The Free and Reduced Lunch Application for the 2020-21 school year will be available by August 1.  Meals are available for students enrolled in eLearning or in-person learning only.  Students attending Brevard Virtual school or Florida Virtual school are not eligible for meals under the National School Lunch Program guidelines.

     We are pleased to offer a free breakfast to Brevard Public Schools (BPS) students (in-person and eLearning) again this year, regardless of status.

    Effective with the 2020-21 school year, we are going paperless due to the coronavirus concerns.  For your convenience, the Free and Reduced Lunch application may be completed on-line from your computer or mobile device. 

    Students that attended a Brevard County School and participated in the free or reduced lunch program last year may eat on last year’s free or reduced status for the first 30 days of the school year or until a new lunch application is processed, whichever comes first.

    New students who have a sibling that participated in the Free or Reduced Lunch Program last school year may also eat on their sibling’s prior year status for the first 30 days of the school year or until a new lunch application is processed. Please contact the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at (321) 633-1000 x11642 to confirm sibling status.

     

    Please note: During the first 30 days of the school year the student’s status will change immediately once the new Free and Reduced Application has been processed.

     

    Need more info or have questions?  Please contact the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 321-633-1000 x11642 or click here: Tamara Cheek, Free and Reduced Coordinator

     

    If your household qualifies or free or reduced-priced lunch, your students may be eligible to receive a state-supported scholarship to a private school. The program, called the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship, was created in 2001. Step Up For Students manages the program. The scholarship is based on income and not on the academic performance of the student or public school. The scholarship helps pay tuition at more than 1,500 participating private schools statewide; a separate transportation scholarship is available to attend a public school in another county. For more information, visit their website or call 877-735-7837, or send them an email.

    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at this webpage, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

    mail:

    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

    fax: (202) 690-7442; or
    email: program.intake@usda.gov

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.