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School Lunch Information and How to Apply for Free/Reduced Lunch

As schools across Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) prepare to open their doors for the 2016-2017 school year on Monday, August 15th, the Department of Nutrition Services would like to share some of its latest information.

Lunch prices remain the same. Elementary school students continue to pay $2, secondary students $2.25, and adults $3. Students whose families qualify to receive meals at free or reduced price will be served meals at no charge. Menus follow the USDA nutrition guidelines of the new Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. CCPS lunch menus provide healthy choices of lean protein, whole grains, a variety of fruits and vegetables, and low fat or fat free milk. Breakfast will be served at no charge to all enrolled students. Adult breakfast is $1.50. Research shows, and teachers agree, that students who eat breakfast are more attentive, learn better, and have fewer behavior issues.

Free and reduced-priced meal applications can be obtained at your child’s school on the first day of classes. An online version of the application is also available by visiting the district website at, clicking on Free & Reduced Meals under the Quick Links menu on the left of the screen, and clicking the red “Apply Online” button. If you do not have access to the internet, you can call (239) 377-0292. Applications submitted electronically can be processed within 48 hours. 

Parents may also visit and make secure online prepayments to meal accounts, view student balances, and transaction history. Once an account is established, parents will receive e-mail notifications when a student’s meal account balance runs low.

To learn more or for assistance with meal applications, please contact the Department of Nutrition Services at (239) 377-0297 or via email at