Meal Pricing

School Nutrition Meal Price Information
school year 2020-2021

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Meal Prices
For the 2020-21 year school all Pittsylvania County Schools' students will receive both their breakfast and lunch meals at no cost under the USDA’s Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). This is great news for families. All enrolled students of Pittsylvania County Schools are eligible to receive breakfast and lunch at no charge each day of the 2020-2021 school year. 

What is the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)?
The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program is part of the USDA’s National School Lunch Program. The provision allows schools with a high number of directly certified students to provide breakfast and lunch at no cost to all students in the school regardless of income and without collecting applications. Students who are directly certified are those who live in households that receive SNAP benefits, TANF benefits, or Medicaid benefits; are homeless; or are in foster care.  

Is there any further action required of parents or guardians? 
No further action is required of parents or guardians. There is no application process. Every student enrolled will be able to receive both their breakfast and lunch meals at no cost regardless of income. 

In a CEP school, will à la carte items and extra items still be available to purchase?
Yes. Students will continue to have the option to add money to their accounts in order to purchase food items outside the reimbursable meal, such as bottled water, Switch beverage drinks, or seconds of favorite foods such as pizza, chicken nuggets, and fries. Parents can add extra money to their child’s account for these items by sending cash or check or by paying on-line at

What are the benefits of CEP for families? 
All enrolled students receive two meals daily at no cost. 
Parents no longer have to submit meal applications. 
Parents no longer have to worry about money on lunch accounts.
Meal lines will move more quickly, allowing students more time to eat. 

Will the meal offerings change under CEP? 
CEP will not affect the quality of the meals being served. Students will find the same great, nutritious meals with no changes to meal quality or quantity. 

If you have any additional questions, please contact the School Nutrition Program at