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    Programs for Schools with Vulnerable Populations

    Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

    The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded program that provides free fresh fruits and vegetables to students in elementary schools where at least 50% of students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. The purpose of the program is to increase the variety and frequency of fruits and vegetables that children eat and to positively influence their life-long eating habits. Seattle Public Schools Nutrition Services Department was awarded funds to serve a mid-morning or mid-afternoon fresh fruit or vegetable snack through the FFVP at 7 schools for the 2019-20 school year.

    FFVP is offered at the following Elementary Sites:

    • Bailey Gatzert Elementary
    • Concord Elementary
    • Dunlap Elementary
    • Emerson Elementary
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary
    • Van Asselt Elementary
    • Wing Luke Elementary

    Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)

    Seattle Public Schools now implements the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program at five schools. These CEP schools will provide school breakfasts and lunches to ALL students at NO COST while they are enrolled in a CEP school during the 2019-20 school year.

    Families DO NOT need to submit a free or reduced-price meal application for students who are enrolled in a CEP school during the 2019-20 school year. If families have students enrolled in other Seattle schools, they will want to complete an application to determine eligibility for those students.

    The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 authorized CEP to provide an alternative to household applications in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. The intent of CEP is to improve students' access to free school meals in eligible schools and to eliminate the burden for families who are required to complete income applications on an annual basis. CEP was piloted for a three-year period in a limited number of States and is available nationwide beginning July 1, 2014.

    CEP Eligible Schools:

    • Bailey Gatzert Elementary
    • Dunlap Elementary
    • Emerson Elementary
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary
    • West Seattle Elementary
    • South Lake High School
    • Interagency Programs (8 sites)

    Free Breakfast for All Students

    Free Breakfast for all students is offered at Seattle World School 2019-20

    In accordance with School Board Procedure H61.01, breakfast is available at no cost to all students, regardless of eligibility for free, reduced or full pay meals, at the following schools who on average had a student population that was 80% or greater in the free/reduced meal category during the 2018-19 SY. Please note that students are still required to take a "complete" breakfast per the federal meal reimbursement guidelines.