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VCS to Offer Free Breakfast and Lunch for 2023-24 School Year

For Immediate Release

July 5, 2023

VCS to Offer Free Breakfast and Lunch for 2023-24 School Year

DELAND – Volusia County Schools will continue to provide free school breakfast and lunch for all students during the 2023-24 school year. These free meals are made available through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. This provision eliminates the collection of family income applications for free and reduced-price meals and ensures all students receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch each day at no charge. All school sites within Volusia County Schools qualify to operate the CEP.

Students attending Ivy Hawn Charter School, Pace Center for Girls, Richard Milburn Academy West, Richard Milburn Academy East and AMIkids will also continue to receive meals for free.

Directly Certified (DC) families enrolled in state assistance programs will still receive their eligibility letter for after-school care and voluntary prekindergarten benefits.

For additional information, please contact School Way Café at 386-734-7190 ext. 50832, or visit


In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202)-720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online, at Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights1400 Independence Avenue, SWWashington, D.C. 20250-9410; or fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Volusia County Schools’ vision is to create life-long learners prepared for an ever-changing global society. The VCS Strategic Plan:                               


Media Contact:

Angel M. Gomez, Director

Danielle Johnson, Community Information Specialist

Community Information Services

Volusia County Schools 386-734-7190, ext. 20234

Media Contact:

Community Information Services
Volusia County Schools
(386) 734-7190 ext. 20230