The Crenshaw County Child Nutrition Program is responsible for providing school food service to students and staff of the Crenshaw County Public Schools. Our objective is to provide affordable, student friendly, nutritious meals to the children in our schools while meeting state and federal requirements.
In 1946, the National School Lunch Act created the modern school lunch program. About 7.1 million children were participating in the National School Lunch Program by the end of its first year, 1946-47. By 1970, the number of children participating in this program had increased to 22 million. In fiscal year 2003, schools participating in the National School Lunch Program served lunch to more than 28 million children every school day. The School Breakfast Program began as a pilot project in 1966 and became a permanent program in 1975. Nationally, participation in the School Breakfast Program has grown slowly but steadily. Currently in Crenshaw County, an average of 1,800 student lunches and 650 student breakfasts are served daily through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.
School meals are provided at reduced or no cost to those students who qualify for benefits based on eligibility criteria established by the United States Department of Agriculture. Applications for free and reduced price meals are distributed at the beginning of each school year and whenever new students enroll. However, an application may be completed any time during the school year.
Beginning school year 2012-13, student lunch price will be $1.75. Student breakfast price remains $.75. For those students who qualify for reduced price meals, breakfast price is $.30 and lunch is $.40.
Non-discrimination Statement: "In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."