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CEP Schools - no meal cost

Community Eligibility Provision Schools - Meals at no cost

The following Hamilton County schools participate in the Community Eligibility Provision.  This allows all students attending these schools to receive a breakfast and lunch at no charge each day.  You DO NOT need to apply for benefits for any children attending one of the following schools:

  • Alpine Crest Elementary
  • Barger Academy
  • Battle Academy
  • Bess T. Shepherd Elementary
  • Brainerd High
  • Brown Academy
  • Brown Middle
  • Calvin Donaldson Elementary
  • Clifton Hills Elementary
  • Daisy Elementary
  • Dalewood Middle
  • Dupont Elementary
  • East Brainerd Elementary
  • East Lake Elementary
  • East Lake Middle Academy
  • East Ridge Elementary
  • East Ridge High
  • East Ridge Middle
  • East Side Elementary
  • Hardy Elementary
  • Harrison Elementary
  • Hillcrest Elementary
  • Hixson Elementary
  • Hixson Middle
  • The Howard School
  • Lakeside Academy
  • Lookout Valley Elementary
  • Orchard Knob Elementary
  • Orchard Knob Middle
  • Red Bank Elementary
  • Red Bank High
  • Red Bank Middle
  • Rivermont Elementary
  • Soddy Elementary
  • Spring Creek Elementary
  • Tyner Academy
  • Tyner Middle Academy
  • Wolftever Creek Elementary
  • Woodmore Elementary


If your child(ren) transfer to a non-CEP school, the parent / guardian needs to apply immediately for free / reduced benefits.  The paper application can be obtained from the school secretary or an online application can be filed at this link.  A CEP student will eat free for 10 days or when the application is processed, whichever comes first.




In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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; 

(2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)        email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


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