Child Nutrition Services

  • We Feed the Future…
    Every student needs a nourishing meal throughout the day to help keep them strong and healthy and ready for the important work they are doing in the classroom. Here in Cumberland County Schools, students are offered both breakfast and lunch, as well as After-School Snacks—either through Prime Time or Remediation.

    Offer vs. Served 
    Students are offered a variety of food choices daily. They are not required to take all of the items offered but must select three components, with one component being a ½ cup of fruit or vegetable for a reimbursable meal. Students are encouraged to take a variety of healthy choices.

    What’s on the Menu
    Menus for Elementary/Middle, High and Year-Round schools are available on our web page at Child Nutrition Monthly Menu

    About the Program
    The Child Nutrition Services (CNS) operates the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs and cafeterias in Cumberland County Schools, as well as provides meals during the summer through our Summer Meals Program. CNS assists special programs, such as Prime Time, with daily snacks for their After School Care Program for children. In conjunction with providing healthy, nutritious meals at a reasonable cost, we provide nutrition education for students as we seek to introduce them to healthier choices during meal service for a better way of life.

    While the goal is to provide students with appealing meals, CNS must also abide by all federal, state, and local regulations regarding not only the menus but the overall Program. This includes accommodating students with special dietary needs in the breakfast and lunch programs.

    The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
    The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a provision established by USDA that enables each student enrolled in the CEP schools to receive a breakfast and lunch at no charge on days when school is in session. Students enrolled in CEP schools are not required to submit a lunch application to receive meals at no charge. Cumberland County schools enrolled in CEP for the 2024-2025 school year are:

    Elementary Schools:
    Alderman Road, Armstrong, Ashley, Loyd Auman, Ed Baldwin, Beaver Dam, Brentwood, W.T. Brown, Elizabeth Cashwell, Cliffdale, College Lakes, C. Wayne Collier, J.W. Coon, Cumberland Mills, Cumberland Road, District 7, Alma Easom, Eastover-Central, Ferguson-Easley, Gallberry Farm, Glendale Acres, Gray's Creek, Honeycutt, E. Melvin, Howard Hall, Bill Hefner, Lake Rim, Long Hill, Manchester, Ben Martin, Mary McArthur, E.E. Miller, Montclair, Morganton Road, New Century, W.H. Owen, Ponderosa, Raleigh Road, Rockfish, J.W. Seabrook, Sherwood Park, Lucile Souders, Stedman Elementary, Stedman Primary, Stoney Point, Sunnyside, Vanstory, Walker-Spivey, Warrenwood, Westarea and Margaret Willis

    Middle Schools:
    Max Abbott, Douglas Byrd, Anne Chesnutt, Hope Mills, Howard Learning Academy, Luther Nick Jeralds, Lewis Chapel, New Century, Reid Ross, South View, Spring Lake and Westover

    High Schools:
    Douglas Byrd, Ramsey Street, Reid Ross, Seventy-First, E.E. Smith, South View, Westover and A.B. Wilkins

    Meal Prices:

    Approved 2024-2025 School Year Prices for Non-CEP Schools:

                                                                                          Breakfast                                Lunch

    Grades K-5 (paying)                                          $0.00                                        $2.65

    Grades 6-12 (paying)                                        $0.00                                        $2.75

     All Grades (reduced)                                        $0.00                                        $0.40

    Adults                                                                         a la cart                                  a la cart

    Parents can pre-pay for student meals and monitor account balances at:

    Free/Reduced Meal Application Deadline

    Students attending schools not enrolled in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) must be approved annually for free or reduced meals. Meal applications are available at the beginning of each school year in two formats – paper copies disbursed by the school and online at

    Applications can take up to 10 days from the time they are received by the Child Nutrition Office to process. To avoid meal charges at the beginning of the school year, parents and guardians are encouraged to submit the application online as soon as possible by visiting Students who were approved to receive free or reduced meals in Cumberland County Schools the previous school year may use that status the first 30 days of the new school year or until a new application has been processed, whichever comes first.

    To find out if your child’s school participates in CEP for the 2024-2025 school year, visit the Child Nutrition CEP webpage

    USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

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Contact Child Nutrition

  • 810 Gillespie Street
    Fayetteville, NC 28306

    Phone: 910-678-2502
    Fax: 910-678-2542