Free meals are available for kids and teends while schools are closed for summer. Visit SummerBreakSpot.org to find a site near you.
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.*
*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
Student Nutrition Services is looking for friendly, dedicated and dependable people to work in our school cafeterias! Please visit https://www.applitrack.com/sdhc/onlineapp/ to submit an employment application today.
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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, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
- mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
- fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.