Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Universal Free Breakfast and Lunch.

  • Forty Gaston County schools will participate during the school year 2023-24.

    Students transferring, advancing, or moving from CEP to NON-CEP schools will need to complete a Gaston County School Nutrition Free and Reduced Meal Application for the school year 2023-24 to qualify.

    Students qualifying for Direct Certification of Meal Eligibility do not need to complete an additional application upon returning for the school year 2023-24. Students approved by Direct Certification will receive a mailed notification of benefits from GCSN by August 1, 2023.

Ashbrook High School
Beam Elementary
Beam Intermediate
Bessemer City Central
Bessemer City Middle
Bessemer City High
Bessemer City Primary
Brookside Elementary
Carr Elementary
Catawba Heights Elementary
Chapel Grove Elementary
Chavis Middle School
Cherryville Elementary
Cherryville High School
Costner Elementary
Friday Middle School
Gardner Park Elementary
Grier Middle School
Hunter Huss High School
Holbrook Middle School
Kiser Elementary
Lingerfeldt Elementary
Lowell Elementary
Mount Holly Middle
North Belmont Elementary
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