Collier County Public Schools provides free lunch update

Reporter: Michelle Alvarez Writer: Nicholas Karsen
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As Southwest Florida prepares for the 2024-2025 school year, the Collier County Public Schools announced its updates to the lunch program.

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program provides students with free breakfast and lunch options.

Below are the following schools that will provide CEP for students:

Elementary Schools

  • Avalon Elementary
  • Calusa Park Elementary
  • Eden Park Elementary
  • Golden Gate Elementary
  • Golden Terrace Elementary
  • Herbert Cambridge Elementary
  • Highlands Elementary
  • Lely Elementary
  • Lavern Gaynor Elementary
  • Lake Trafford Elementary
  • Manatee Elementary
  • Mike Davis Elementary
  • Palmetto Elementary
  • Parkside Elementary
  • Pinecrest Elementary
  • Shadowlawn Elementary
  • Village Oaks Elementary
  • Alternative School
  • Everglades City School

Middle School

  • East Naples Middle
  • Golden Gate Middle
  • Immokalee Middle
  • Manatee Middle
  • Alternative School
  • Everglades City School

High School

  • Golden Gate High
  • Immokalee High
  • Lely High
  • Alternative School
  • Everglades City School

Schools NOT included in the CEP will return to a paid lunch system; however, families may still qualify for free/reduced lunch by completing a meal application.

For more information, refer to the Collier school nutrition page here.

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