Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Eating Program

Two students eating a meal.

Cafeteria Policies

A good lunch is important to a successful school program. The lunches are planned with the welfare and health of students in mind. A breakfast program is also available to all students. Breakfast is served from 7:20 to 7:40 a.m.


Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Eating Program

Geneva City Schools is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program for the current academic year. This program is designed to provide free meals to all students, ensuring that every child has access to nutritious breakfast and lunch without the need for individual applications.

Key Points of the CEP Program:


  • Free Meals for All Students: Every student enrolled in our school is eligible to receive breakfast and lunch at no charge throughout the school year, except charges for ala carte or extra meals. 

  • No Application Required: Families are not required to complete a meal application form. All students automatically qualify for the program.

  • Balanced and Nutritious Meals: Our meals meet federal nutrition standards, ensuring that students receive healthy and balanced options every day.

  • Encouragement to Participate: We encourage all students to participate in the meal program. Even if your child typically brings lunch from home, they are welcome to enjoy a free meal from our cafeteria at any time.

  • Support for Families: The CEP program not only benefits students by providing nutritious meals but also supports families by reducing the financial burden of meal costs.


We believe that access to healthy food is essential for academic success and overall well-being. If you have any questions about the CEP program, please contact the school office for more information.


Students are not required to eat the meal served in the cafeteria. It is okay to bring lunch from home. Lunches ARE NOT allowed to be delivered to students throughout the school day. Students may bring their lunches in a lunch box/bag, however, the state mandates that students may not bring a box/bag/wrapper/cup with restaurant markings.