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FCPS Meal Assistance Program

Note: The 2023-24 meal assistance applications and Educational Benefits Forms will be available here on Aug. 1. The lists of schools below and other details will also be updated for the new school year. Thanks for your patience.

Non-CEP Schools:

These students might qualify for free meals, based on family income.

Elementary: Athens-Chilesburg, Brenda Cowan, Cassidy, Clays Mill, Garrett Morgan, Maxwell, Rosa Parks, Stonewall, Veterans Park, and Wellington

Middle: Beaumont, Edythe J. Hayes, Jessie Clark, and SCAPA at Bluegrass

High: Henry Clay, Lafayette, and Paul Laurence Dunbar

Other programs: STEAM Academy



CEP Schools:

All students get free meals at school.

Elementary: Arlington, Ashland, Booker T. Washington, Breckinridge, Cardinal Valley, Coventry Oak, Deep Springs, Dixie, Garden Springs, Glendover, Harrison, James Lane Allen, Julius Marks, Lansdowne, Liberty, Mary Todd, Meadowthorpe, Millcreek, Northern, Picadome, Russell Cave, Sandersville, Southern, Squires, Tates Creek, William Wells Brown, and Yates

Middle: Bryan Station, Crawford, Leestown, Lexington Traditional Magnet, Morton, Southern, Tates Creek, and Winburn

High: Bryan Station, Frederick Douglass, and Tates Creek

Other programs: Audrey Grevious Center, Carter G. Woodson Academy, Carter G Woodson Preparatory Academy, Family Care Center, Fayette County Preschool Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Academy, Opportunity Middle College, Rise STEM Academy for Girls, Success Academy, The Learning Center, and The Stables

Tap here for the income eligibility chart & meal assistance application

Contact us

Jessica Morgison,
program assistant
(859) 381-3838

Paper forms: Families who cannot apply online may request a paper application by mail; please call (859) 381-3838.


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Did you know? The Child Nutrition Department has eliminated costs to families for reduced-price meals since August 2017.  

Archive records: 
Free/Reduced Monthly Reports  

Tap here to apply for additional family assistance ...

Other benefits: 

* Our Meal Assistance Programs’ data is used for eligibility for school fee waivers, magnet school transportation assistance, Family Resource & Youth Services Centers, Title 1 and other school funding programs, Special Education, sports/summer camp scholarships, other meal assisting programs, discounted internet services (EBB program), college pre-exam testing discounts, KEES scholarships and other college financial assistance, and more