• HCPS Student Nutrition Services is one of the largest school nutrition programs in the country, with more than 1,600 dedicated employees serving over 180,000 nutritious meals every day.

    Our aim is to improve the health and education of school children with a diverse variety of meal options.

    “Free School Meals for All Students” has Ended

    USDA waivers that allowed free school meals during the height of COVID-19 have ended.  For the 2022-23 school year, school breakfast will remain free for all Hillsborough County Public Schools students. 

    Eligibility for Free Meals

    Free meals are available to any student who is enrolled in a school eligible for the federal Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) or who qualifies for free or reduced-price meals based on household income or state-approved benefit programs.*  

    List of CEP/Non-CEP Schools

    Meal Benefit Application

    *If you have any children not enrolled in a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school, please submit one meal benefit application for all children in the same household.

    School Meal Prices

    • Breakfast - FREE
    • Elementary Lunch - $2.25
    • Middle and High School Lunch - $2.75
    • Lunch in CEP Schools - FREE

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Regulations & Policies

  • In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;
    2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or
    3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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