Turn in Applications to:
School Nutrition Services Department
407 N Main Street
Applications for the free and reduced meal program will now be accepted online at:
Signing up for the program is simple:
Note: Computers or laptops will be available at UCPS School Nutrition Services (407 North Main Street, Suite 100, Monroe NC 28112) AND all UCPS school front offices for you to complete an online application. Please note that a limited number of paper applications will also be available at your child's school.
Your child is eligible for free meals through the USDA's Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program if they attend one of the following schools:
Walter Bickett Elementary, Walter Bickett Education Center, East Elementary, Benton Heights Elementary, Marshville Elementary, Wingate Elementary, Rock Rest Elementary, and Monroe Middle
Students at the above schools DO NOT have to fill out an application. However, if they have a sibling who attends a school that is not included in the CEP program, an application must be filled out for the sibling and should also include information about the student who attends any of the eight CEP schools listed above.
Free/Reduced Lunch applications are available at any school cafeteria or at the School Nutrition office
Once the application has been processed, you will receive a notification letter stating your approval or denial status. If you qualify, you will begin receiving benefits once the school has been notified of your child’s eligibility. Any charges that your child makes before you receive notification of their eligibility will be your responsibility to pay. If you do not receive a letter showing your application has been processed, it is your responsibility to call the School Nutrition office. Please keep your approval letter for future reference.
**If your student is eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch prices, they will also be able to receive a free breakfast each morning as well.
If you have any questions or need any help in filling out the application, please contact School Nutrition Services at:
Phone Number - 704-296-3000.
*Only complete one application per family. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.
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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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;
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.