For Immediate Release: August 19, 2014

Contact: Rachel Strauch-Nelson, (608) 663-1903


National School Lunch program provides free breakfast and lunch to all students at seven schools

Seven schools in the Madison Metropolitan School District will now offer free healthy school breakfasts and lunches to all students on regular school days, as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Program. The program will begin at the start of the upcoming school year.

“We are pleased that we will be able to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students in some of our schools with the highest need,” Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham said. “Through the CEP, we’ll be able to reduce the administrative burden on families and ensure that every child has access to nutritious meals.”

Through the CEP Program, the following schools and alternative programs will offer free breakfast and lunch for all students. 


Alternative Programs

Allis Elementary School

East Neon

Falk Elementary School

East Sail

Lakeview Elementary School

Lapham - Innovative

Leopold Elementary School

Marquette - Innovative

Mendota Elementary School

LaFollette New Directions

Sherman Middle School

Memorial On Track

Wright Middle School





West Neon


West Sail


Work and Learn MATC



The district applied through the state Department of Instruction to be part of the program. Students in schools that are not part of the CEP can still qualify for the Free and Reduced Price Meal Program. Applications are available at Families can also fill out an application at their school enrollment days.