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Lexington Two students can eat free breakfast and lunch at school during the 2023-2024 year

West Columbia, SC 07/06/2023 - All Lexington Two students will eat breakfast and lunch meals at school at no cost during the 2023-2024 school year, with the district’s participation in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program.


Section 104(a) of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 amended section 11(a)(1) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1759a(a) (1) (the law) to provide an alternative to household applications for free and reduced-price meals in local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with increased levels of low-income students. This alternative is referred to as the Community Eligibility Provision. All students enrolled in the district may participate in the breakfast and lunch program at no charge to them. Families will not have to fill out meal applications.


Breakfast and lunch meals follow the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines for healthy school meals. Please encourage students to participate in the school meal programs.

Contact Lexington Two’s food services office at (803) 739-8381 for additional information.


Parents/guardians who do not want their child/children to participate in CEP may discuss this matter with Pam Bienkoski, in the Lexington Two district office, on an informal basis.


Parents/guardians wishing to make a formal appeal may make a request either orally or in writing to Sky Strickland, Chief Financial Officer/Lexington Two, 715 9th St., West Columbia, SC 29169 for a hearing to appeal the decision.



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