Lunch Update

August 1, 2022

We are pleased to inform you that Cowden-Herrick CUSD #3A will be implementing a new program available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).

What does this mean for you and your children attending the school(s) identified below?

Great news! All enrolled students of Cowden-Herrick CUSD #3A are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the school year. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application. *

* The district will still be requesting Household Income Forms from households with a student participating in the CEP; however, receipt of free breakfast and lunch meals does not depend on returning it. Completing the application is still necessary for Fee Waivers and other programs like Title Grants and E-Rate.

If you have any questions about this letter, please contact Crystal Wehrle at 217-783-2137 Option 1.