Free and Reduced Lunch Overview

  • The Free and Reduced Lunch Application for the 2023-24 school year will be available by August 1.  Meals are available for students enrolled 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 all Brevard Public Schools (BPS) students again this year, regardless of status.

    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.


    Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Schools:  Students enrolled in the schools listed below will receive both FREE breakfast and FREE lunch for the entire school year:   

    Elementary:  Andersen, Apollo, Atlantis, Audubon, Cambridge, Cape View, Challenger 7, Columbia, Coquina, Creel, Croton, Discovery, Endeavour, Fairglen, Golfview, Harbor City, Imperial Estates, Jupiter, Lockmar, McAuliffe, Mila, Mims, Oak Park, Palm Bay Ele, Pinewood, Port Malabar, Riviera, Roy Allen, Saturn, Sabal, Sherwood, Sunrise,Turner, University Park, and Westside

    Middle:  Jackson, Johnson, Madison, McNair, Southwest, and Stone

    High:  Cocoa Jr./Sr. High and Palm Bay High

    Other:  Gardendale Separate Day School, North Central Alternative Learning Center, and South Area Alternative Learning Center


    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 for 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, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

    Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

    1. mail:
      U.S. Department of Agriculture
      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
      1400 Independence Avenue, SW
      Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
    2. fax:
      (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
    3. email:


    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.