Bibb County Schools to Continue Offering Free Meals for 2024-25 School Year 

By Savannah Logan 

Bibb County Schools has announced that it will continue to offer free lunches to students for the 2024-25 school year under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. This decision is part of the district’s ongoing participation in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). 

The CEP, established under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, enables schools in low-income areas to provide breakfast and lunch to all enrolled students at no charge. This eliminates the need for families to submit meal applications or pay fees, ensuring that every student has access to nutritious meals without financial barriers. 

The CEP offers numerous benefits for students and schools. It streamlines operations, allowing food service professionals to focus on preparing and serving nutritious meals instead of processing meal applications. This efficiency reduces wait times, enabling students to spend less time in lunch lines and more time enjoying their meals. Additionally, by providing all students with a nutritious breakfast and lunch at no cost, CEP ensures that more students come to class well-nourished and ready to learn. 

Bibb County Schools is committed to offering healthy meals every school day. All meals meet the guidelines set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for healthy school meals, and parents are encouraged to have their children participate. 

Contact Information: Parents or guardians seeking more information can reach out to Karie Jane Davis, Child Nutrition Program Director, at or by calling 205-926-9881. 

By continuing its participation in the CEP, Bibb County Schools reaffirms its commitment to the health and well-being of its students, ensuring they receive the nutrition they need to succeed academically.