(CEP) Community Eligibility Program
    Free Breakfast and Lunch for all Students

    Dear Parent or Guardian:

    We are pleased to inform you that Chester County Intermediate Unit will be implementing the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) while participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for School Year 2019-2020.

    What does this mean for you and your children attending the school identified below? 

    Great news! All enrolled students of the Child Development Center are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2019-20 school year. Your child (ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee.

    *CCIU will still be requesting applications from households with a student participating in the CEP; however, receipt of free breakfast and lunch meals does not depend on returning it. Completing the application is still necessary for other programs like (leaving a CEP approved school/district to a non-CEP school/district, back pack program, holiday hope chest, or any program that requires household income eligibility ) and may be used to determine if your household is eligible for these additional benefits. You may complete the paper application, or complete online at: www.schoolcafe.com

    If we can be of any further assistance, please contact Vicki Canham, Food Service Department, vickic@cciu.org, 610-383-5439.


    Vicki Canham

    To apply for benefits click image below:
    You will need to register
    School District: CHESTER COUNTY IU 24
    Complete the next 5 steps
    Printable versions available upon request: Please contact Vicki Canham at 610-383-5439 or vickic@cciu.org

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