MCPSS will again provide free breakfast, lunch for students

school lunch

For school year 2023-2024, the Child Nutrition Program (CNP) of Mobile County Public Schools will continue to provide breakfast and lunch meals to all students at no charge through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). In order to receive USDA Reimbursement, all meals must be accountable. All students will be issued an Identification badge that will be scanned at the Point of Sale; this will identify the students and the meals served.

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program does not require student meal applications; therefore all students will receive breakfast and lunch meals at no charge. MCPSS will receive reimbursement for a complete reimbursable meal per student. If a student selects a partial meal, he/she will be required to pay for those items separately. A la carte items may be purchased at the food prices approved by Mobile County Board of School Commissioners. 

Meal prices for school staff and visitors are:

Adult Staff: $3.00 (breakfast), $4.50 (lunch)

Visitor Child < 10 years: $3.00 (breakfast), $4.50 (lunch)

Visitor Adult: $3.25 (breakfast), $4.75 (lunch)

Holiday Adult*: $5.50 (lunch)

*Holiday meals include Thanksgiving, Christmas, Grandparents Day, Black History Month, etc.

For questions concerning CNP or CEP, please contact the CNP Central Office at 251-221-4374.


School Nutrition-USDA Nondiscrimination Statement:

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 (including gender identity and sexual orientation), 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: USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form 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:


1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

 1400 Independence Avenue,

 SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

2. Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

3. Email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.