Most students in Lafayette Parish will be able to take advantage of a free meal this upcoming school year.

Nearly all Lafayette Parish public schools are eligible to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students.

This is all part of the Community Eligibility Provision Program, which was introduced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to provide free meals to students attending schools that qualify because of economic data.

There are a total of 35 schools that qualify for the program:

  • Acadian Middle
  • Acadiana High
  • L.J. Alleman Middle
  • Alice Boucher Elementary
  • Paul Breaux Middle
  • Broussard Middle
  • Charles Burke Elementary
  • Carencro Heights Elementary
  • Carencro Middle
  • Carencro High
  • Comeaux High
  • Katharine Drexel Elementary
  • Duson Elementary
  • Evangeline Elementary
  • Ernest Gallet Elementary
  • Judice Middle
  • L. Leo Judice Elementary
  • J.W. Faulk Elementary
  • J. Wallace James Elementary
  • Lafayette Middle
  • Green T. Lindon Elementary
  • Live Oak Elementary
  • Edgar Martin Middle
  • S.J. Montgomery Elementary
  • N.P. Moss Prep
  • Myrtle Place Elementary
  • Northside High
  • Ossun Elementary
  • Plantation Elementary
  • Prairie Elementary
  • Ridge Elementary
  • Scott Middle
  • Truman Early Childhood Center
  • Westside Elementary
  • Woodvale Elementary

All students enrolled at these schools are eligible to receive free meals the entire year and will not be asked to submit a meal benefit application.

For those students who do not attend one of these Lafayette Parish schools, they can apply for traditional meal benefits either electronically or in paper format. The electronic application is available here.