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Food Services Department

 

The Escambia County School District is pleased to be able to offer FREE breakfast and lunch to ALL students in grades K-12 for the 2021-22 school year. The USDA has made school breakfast and lunch available FREE to ALL Escambia County School District Students for the entirety of the 2021 – 2022 school year.

 

Lunch and breakfast will be available FREE to all students – effective Wednesday, August 11th, 2021. This means that even students who are not ordinarily part of the free or reduced lunch programs will also be included in these free meal distributions.

 

Families of students attending a Non-CEP school, that are in kindergarten, newly enrolled in the district, or who are experiencing a change in financial status should complete the 2021-2022 Free and Reduced Meal Application. You may submit your application online by following the link below.

 

Apply Online

 

Completing the application will allow for a seamless transition if/when the program through the USDA ends for those that do qualify to continue receiving free/reduced meals.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Escambia County School Food Services Department is to promote excellence in food and nutrition services as an integral part of education, by having nutritious school meals and nutrition education programs available for all children regardless of economic status, cultural diversity, or special needs.

 

Mission Statement

To safeguard the nutritional integrity and well-being of children in the Escambia County School District, through the management of school food service and nutrition education programs consistent with their nutritional needs.


To encourage and promote a unified effort between school personnel and the community to assure an opportunity for adequate nutrition and educational programs for every student.

 

 

Non-Discrimination Statement

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, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

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 responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or 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 discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint 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.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.