Free and Reduced-Price Meals Available for RCOE Students

The Riverside County Office of Education today announced its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch / School Breakfast Programs for the 2019– 2020 school year school year. Schools qualifying to operate the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) provide breakfast and lunch to all children at no charge and eliminate the collection of meal applications for free, reduced-price, and paid student meals. This new approach reduces burdens for both families and school administrators and helps ensure that students receive nutritious meals. Meals will be served at the following sites:

  • Arlington Regional Learning Center
  • Betty G. Gibbel Regional Learning Center
  • Come Back Kids Charter School
  • David L. Long Regional Learning Center
  • Don F. Kenny Regional Learning Center
  • Palm Springs Community School
  • Val Verde Regional Learning Center

For additional information please contact: Tamara Smith, School Nutrition Specialist, (760) 863-3275, tsmith@rcoe.us


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