School Meal Updates 2022-2023
July 20, 2022
The National School Lunch Program (NSLPP) waiver that provided free meals to all students due to the COVID-19 pandemic expired on June 30, 2022.
While the Cabot School District will continue to provide free breakfast for PK-12th students, lunch will no longer be free to all students for the 2022-2023 school year.
*Lunch prices will be finalized during the July 28th Cabot School Board meeting.
Families who believe they may qualify for free or reduced-price meals based on household income are strongly encouraged to submit an online meal application as soon as possible through www.ezmealapp.com. This website is secure and confidential and is a faster and easier way for parents to apply.
Completing your application can help our district and students in many areas beyond just free or reduced-price meals. These include:
- Increased state and federal funding for schools to ensure students receive the support they need and deserve (district social worker, math/literacy/dyslexia interventionists) to help struggling learners, as well as many other academic needs.
- Discounts on fees associated with applying for college.
- Discounts on fees associated with academic tests such as the ACT and SAT.
- Access to two (2) concurrent credit (college classes) opportunities at no cost to the family.
A paper application can be requested by contacting Food Services at 501-843-3363 or emailing Janie Bowien at Janie.Bowien@cps.k12.ar.us. For more information and frequently asked questions click HERE.