CEP / Free & Reduced Lunch

Children need healthy meals to learn. Ferndale Public Schools offers healthy meals every school day, for every student, FREE of charge.

NOTE: A new application must be filed after July 1st every year, according to Federal Law. A new form will be posted to this page on July 1st.

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) 

Ferndale Family,

We are pleased to inform you that all Ferndale Schools will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for the School Year 2023-2024.

The GREAT NEWS is that under this program ALL students enrolled in Ferndale Schools can receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at NO CHARGE each day regardless of your Free/Reduced eligibility.

In place of the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application, we still need your household to fill out and sign the Education Benefits Form 2024-25. This report is critical in determining the amount of money that our school receives from a variety of State and Federal supplemental programs like Title I A, At-risk (31a), Title II A, E-Rate, etc.  So while each student will receive free meals regardless, it is vital to our other programs that all families fill out this form to ensure we do not see a drop in our supplemental funding.

These supplemental programs have the potential to offer support and services for our students including, but not limited to:

  • Instructional supports (staff, supplies & materials, etc.)

  • Non-instructional services (counseling, social work, health services, etc.)

  • Professional Learning for staff

  • Parent and Community engagement supplies and activities

  • Technology

We are asking that you please complete and submit this form as soon as possible to ensure that additional funding for our school is available to meet the needs of our students. All information on the report submitted is confidential. Without your assistance in completing and returning the attached report, our school cannot maximize the use of available State and Federal funds.

If you have any questions  please contact our Food Service Director Lindsey Torres at 248-586-8703 or Lindsey.Torres@ferndaleschools.org.


How To Apply (Online)

How To Apply (Print)

Please use these instructions to help you fill out the application for free or reduced-price school meals. You only need to submit one application per household, even if your children attend more than one school in Ferndale Schools. The application must be filled out completely to certify your children for free or reduced-price school meals. Please follow these instructions in order! Each step of the instructions is the same as the steps on your application. If at any time you are not sure what to do next, please contact Lindsey Torres at paige.fleming@ferndaleschools.org, call (248) 586-8703.

Free & Reduced School Lunch Application 

You may fill out this form in your browser before printing. If you are using a paper copy, PLEASE USE A PEN (NOT A PENCIL) WHEN FILLING OUT THE APPLICATION AND DO YOUR BEST TO PRINT CLEARLY.