Kids Eat Free: Broward County Public School Students to Receive Free Meals in 2023/2024

Kids Eat Free: All Broward County Public School Students to Receive Free Meals in 2023/2024

By Ryan Yousefi

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) announced on Thursday that all public school students within the district will be provided with free breakfast and lunch for the entire 2023-2024 academic year. 

The decision comes as part of the Universal Free Lunch Program Pilot, an initiative aimed at ensuring every student receives nutritious meals without any financial burden on families.

The free-to-all breakfast program will launch on August 21 with a tropical-themed celebration in all school cafeterias on the first day of classes, where all students will receive Cool Tropics raspberry passion fruit slushies and ABC cookies free of charge. 

The Universal Free Lunch Program will be made available to students at 180 eligible schools, and there is no need for families to fill out an application to participate.

The free lunch is an amendment to the school board’s policy for serving meals to students under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program.

Unlike previous years, the Universal Free Lunch Program Pilot will extend its benefits to all students in non-CEP schools, regardless of their eligibility status, meaning every student will have access to free school meals during the school day.

The district is encouraging parents to complete the online application for Meal Benefits and the Income Survey Form to ensure they can make additional district benefits available when necessary.

The forms are available at www.myschoolapps.com.

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Eligible Schools

Anderson, Boyd High School
Apollo Middle School
ARC
Atlantic Voc. Tech High
Atlantic West Elementary School
Attucks Middle School
Bair Middle School
Banyan Elementary School
Bayview Elementary School
Beachside Montessori Village Elementary
Bennett Elementary School
Bethune, Mary M. Elementary School
Boulevard Heights Elementary School
Bright Horizons Center
Broadview Elementary School
Broward Estates Elementary School
Castle Hill Elementary School
Central Park Elementary School
Challenger Elementary School
Chapel Trail Elementary School
Charles Drew Resource Center
Charles W. Flanagan High School
Coconut Creek Elementary School
Coconut Creek High School
Coconut Palm Elementary School
Colbert Elementary School
College Academy At BCC
Collins Elementary School
Cooper City Elementary School
Cooper City High School
Coral Cove Elementary School
Coral Glades High School
Coral Park Elementary School
Coral Springs Elementary School
Coral Springs High School
Coral Springs Middle School
Country Hills Elementary School
Country Isles Elementary School
Cresthaven Elementary School
Croissant Park Elementary School
Cross Creek School
Crystal Lakes Middle School
Cypress Bay High School
Cypress Elementary School
Cypress Run Alternative
Dandy, William Middle School
Dania Elementary School
Dave Thomas Education Center
Davie Elementary School
Deerfield Beach Elementary School
Deerfield Beach High School
Deerfield Beach Middle School
Deerfield Park Elementary School
Dillard Elementary School
Dillard High School
Discovery Elementary School
Dolphin Bay Elementary School
Drew, Charles Elementary School
Driftwood Elementary School
Driftwood Middle School
Eagle Point Elementary School
Eagle Ridge Intermediate School
Eisenhower, D.D. Elementary School
Ely High School
Embassy Creek Elementary School
Endeavour Primary Learning Center
Everglades Elementary School
Everglades High School
Fairway Elementary School
Falcon Cove Middle School
Flamingo Elementary School
Floranada Elementary School
Forest Glen Middle School
Forest Hills Elementary School
Foster, Stephen Elementary School
Fox Trail Elementary School
Ft. Lauderdale High School
Gator Run Elementary School
Glades Middle School
Griffin Elementary School
Gulfstream Academy of Hallandale Beach
Gulfstream Early Learning Center
Hallandale High School
Harbordale Elementary School
Hawkes Bluff Elementary School
Henry D. Perry Educational Center
Heron Heights Elementary School
Hollywood Central Elementary School
Hollywood Hills Elementary School
Hollywood Hills High School
Hollywood Park Elementary School
Horizon Elementary School
Hunt, James Elementary School
Indian Ridge Middle School
Indian Trace Elementary School
Lake Forest Elementary School
Lakeside Elementary School
Lanier James Educational Center
Larkdale Elementary School
Lauderdale Lakes Middle School
Lauderdale Manors Elementary School
Lauderhill Middle School
Lauderhill, Paul T. Elementary School
Liberty Elementary School
Lloyd Estates Elementary School
Lyons Creek Middle School
Manatee Bay Elementary School
Maplewood Elementary School
Margate Elementary School
Margate Middle School
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Markham, Robert C. Elementary School
Martin Luther King Elementary School
McArthur High School
McFatter Vocational High School
McNab Elementary School
McNicol Middle School
Meadowbrook Elementary School
Millennium Middle School
Miramar Elementary School
Miramar High School
Mirror Lake Elementary School
Monarch High School
Morrow Elementary School
New Renaissance Middle School
New River Middle School
Nob Hill Elementary School
Norcrest Elementary School
North Andrews Gardens Elementary School
North Fork Elementary School
North Lauderdale Elementary School
North Side Elementary School
Northeast High School
Nova Blanche Forman Elementary School
Nova High School
Nova Middle School
Oakland Park Elementary School
Oakridge Elementary School
Olsen Middle School
Orange Brook Elementary School
Oriole Elementary School
Palm Cove Elementary School
Palmview Elementary School
Panther Run Elementary School
Park Lakes Elementary School
Park Ridge Elementary School
Park Springs Elementary School
Park Trails Elementary School
Parkside Elementary School
Parkway Middle School
Pasadena Lakes Elementary School
Pembroke Lakes Elementary School
Pembroke Pines Elementary School
Perry, Annabel C. Elementary School
Peters Elementary School
Pine Ridge Center
Pines Lake Elementary School
Pines Middle School
Pinewood Elementary School
Pioneer Middle School
Piper High School
Plantation Elementary School
Plantation High School
Plantation Middle School
Plantation Park Elementary School
Pompano Beach Elementary School
Pompano Beach High School
Pompano Beach Middle School
Quiet Waters Elementary School
Ramblewood Elementary School
Ramblewood Middle School
Rickards Middle School
Riverglades Elementary School
Riverland Elementary School
Riverside Elementary School
Rock Island Elementary School
Royal Palm Elementary School
Sanders Park Elementary School
Sandpiper Elementary School
Sawgrass Elementary School
Sawgrass Springs Middle School
Sea Castle Elementary School
Seagull School
Seminole Middle School
Sheridan Hills Elementary School
Sheridan Park Elementary School
Sheridan Vocational Center
Silver Lakes Elementary School
Silver Lakes Middle School
Silver Palms Elementary School
Silver Ridge Elementary School
Silver Ridge Satellite
Silver Shores Elementary School
Silver Trail Middle School
South Broward High School
South Plantation High School
Stirling Elementary School
Stranahan High School
Sunland Park Elementary School
Sunrise Middle School
Sunset Lakes Elementary School
Sunshine Elementary School
Tamarac Elementary School
Taravella, J.P. High School
Tedder Elementary School
Tequesta Trace Middle School
The Quest Center
Thurgood Marshall Elementary School
Tradewinds Elementary School
Tropical Elementary School
Village Elementary School
Virginia Shuman Young Elementary School
Walker Elementary School
Walter C. Young Resource Middle School
Watkins Elementary School
Welleby Elementary School
West Broward High
West Hollywood Elementary School
Westchester Elementary School
Western High School
Westglades Middle School
Westpine Middle School
Westwood Heights Elementary School
Whiddon-Rogers Education Center
Whispering Pines Sed Center
Wilton Manors Elementary School
Wingate Oaks Center
Winston Park Elementary School

For more information about the program or to view the breakfast and lunch menus by school location, interested parties can visit the Department of Food and Nutrition’s website at www.bcpsfoodservices.com

Parents may also learn more about the program by reaching out to the department directly by phone at 786-275-0447.

Click here to view the breakfast and lunch menus by school location.

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Ryan Yousefi
Ryan Yousefi
Ryan Yousefi has lived in Coral Springs for over 30 years. He has worked as a writer for multiples outlets over the years, including the Miami New Times where he has covered sports and culture since 2013. He holds a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree in Business Healthcare Management from Western Governors University.

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