2022-2023 Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for Free Meals

  • The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) school nutrition program known as the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) enables all students at CEP eligible campuses to receive FREE breakfast and lunch meals throughout the 2022-23 school year.

    Katy ISD campuses that have met USDA eligibility for the CEP free meals program for the 2022-2023 school year include:

    Bear Creek Elementary
    Cimarron Elementary*
    Franz Elementary
    Golbow Elementary
    Hutsell Elementary*
    King Elementary*
    Leonard Elementary*
    Mayde Creek Elementary
    Morton Ranch Elementary
    Rhoads Elementary
    Schmalz Elementary
    Stephens Elementary
    West Memorial Elementary*
    Winborn Elementary*
    Wolfe Elementary*
    Cardiff Junior High
    Mayde Creek Junior High
    McDonald Junior High
    Morton Ranch Junior High
    Mayde Creek High School
    Morton Ranch High School

    *The feeder schools of the CEP campuses noted with an asterisk are not eligible for the CEP FREE meals program. Siblings of students at feeder campuses asterisked must complete a Meal Benefits Application/Free & Reduced meals application to determine eligibility for meal benefits.

    All students attending one of the CEP campuses listed above will receive a FREE breakfast and lunch during the 2022-2023 instructional year. Students attending a CEP eligible school do not have to pay a fee or submit a Meals Benefits/Free and Reduced Meals application in order to receive free meals. However, a la carte options available through Katy ISD campus cafeterias are not eligible for the program and still require purchase through a Cafeteria Payments Pay N’ Go account.

    Families with students who do not attend a CEP campus listed above will need to complete a Meal Benefits/Free & Reduced Meals application to determine eligibility for free meals for the 2022-2023 school year.

    More information about free and reduced benefits can be found here. The USDA’s Child Nutrition Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines can be found here.

    Should you have any questions regarding your child’s CEP eligible campus and the availability of FREE meals for the 2022-2023 school year, please contact the Nutrition and Food Service Department at nutritionandfoodservices@katyisd.org or 281-396-6240.