Jack & Jill Center Announces its Policy for Free and Reduced-Price Meals for Students Under the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs

Jack & Jill Center is pleased to announce an amendment to its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch / School Breakfast Programs for the 2024-2025 school year. All students attending The Madeline Halmos Academy will be served lunch/breakfast, at no charge, under the Community Eligibility Provision of the NSLP.

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a non-pricing meal service option for schools and school districts in low-income areas. CEP allows the nation’s highest poverty schools and districts to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students without collecting household applications. Instead, schools that adopt CEP are reimbursed using a formula based on the percentage of students categorically eligible for free meals based on their participation in other specific means-tested programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

Any interested person may review a copy of the policy by contacting Bill Butler, Food Services Department, 1315 W Broward Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 and 954-463-8772.

About Jack & Jill Center

Jack & Jill Center’s mission is to strengthen children and families through innovative education, supportive programming and community engagement. It achieves its mission by focusing on both the children and family units as a whole, so that the entire household, children and parents alike, are able to reach their full potential. Since 1942, Jack & Jill Center has served more than 30,000 children and families in South Florida. It currently serves as a NAEYC-accredited year-round early learning program for children aged six weeks through preschool, as well as an elementary school. The Madelaine Halmos Academy’s (MHA) new state-of-the-art elementary school building, an expansion of Jack & Jill Center’s Early Education Center, debuted in April 2021. Serving students from high-need working families in kindergarten–fifth grade, the transformational project, is geared to prepare students for success in career and life and be one of the highest-performing schools in Broward County. For more information about Jack & Jill visit www.jackandjillcenter.orghttps://www.instagram.com/jackjillcenter/https://www.facebook.com/jackjillcenterhttps://twitter.com/jackjillcenter, or call 954.463.8772.