More students to benefit from no-cost meals during the school day

    WILMINGTON, DE – Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, all students who attend Claymont Elementary, Harlan Elementary, and Maple Lane Elementary Schools will be able to eat school breakfast and/or lunch at no cost due to USDA’s Community Eligibility Provision.

    The Community Eligibility Provision was enacted as a result of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 and provides universal meal service to students in schools and districts that qualify. The CEP is an alternative to collecting, approving, and verifying household eligibility applications for free and reduced price meal benefits. If a school has an Identified Student Percentage of at least 40, the entire school qualifies for the CEP.

    “Good nutrition can improve a child’s academic performance, behavior, and development,” said Pam Gouge, Supervisor of School Nutrition for the Brandywine School District. “Thanks to the CEP, we are able to offer all of the students at these three schools a healthy, nutritious breakfast and lunch every day while reducing our administrative paperwork and streamlining service in school cafeterias.” 

    Link to Brandywine School District School Nutrition Web Page
    If you have any questions regarding your child's meal services,
    please contact Claymont School Cafeteria Manager, Ms. Moore at 792-3880 x275.