Baldwin Community Schools is pleased to offer FREE Breakfast and Lunch to all students, through our participation in the following grants:
Universal Breakfast Grant - USDA -Free Breakfast for all students.
The School Breakfast Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools. Studies show that eating a healthy breakfast has a positive impact on a student's academic success. Each meal must provide Â¼ of the Recommended Dietary Allowance for protein, iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and calories.
Community Eligibility Option (CEO) - Free Lunch for all students.
Community eligibility is the newest opportunity for schools with high percentages of low-income children to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students. It increases participation by children in the school meal programs, reduces labor costs for schools, and increases federal revenues. In short, it allows for a healthier student body and a healthier school meal budget.
Fresh fruit and Vegetable Program - USDA - Free fruit or vegetable snack daily for elementary students. The Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service administers the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) at the national level. FFVP is a catalyst for change in efforts to combat obesity by helping children learn more healthful eating habits. The Program has been successful in introducing school children to a variety of produce that they otherwise might not have the opportunity to sample.
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) - Free Supper & Snack for after school programs such as: After School Tutoring, FOCUS, and Sports. Under the National School Lunch Program, snacks can be served to children after their regular school day ends as part of an organized, structured, supervised and approved after-school program. These snacks give children a nutritional boost and encourage them to join safe, supervised, and educational activities
You can find information on these programs by selecting a link from the menu to the left.