Nutrition Services

Free & Reduced-Price Meals

School-Wide Free Meal Program

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a nationally-funded free meal service for schools in low-income areas. CEP allows Kennewick's highest poverty schools to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students without having to apply for free or reduced-price meals.

Particpating schools are:

  • Amistad Elementary
  • Canyon View Elementary
  • Cascade Elementary School (NEW)
  • Eastgate Elementary
  • Edison Elementary
  • Fuerza Elementary
  • Hawthorne Elementary
  • Lincoln Elementary
  • Southgate Elementary
  • Vista Elementary
  • Washington Elementary
  • Westgate Elementary
  • Highlands Middle School
  • Horse Heaven Hills Middle School (NEW)
  • Park Middle School
  • Kennewick High School
  • Legacy High School
  • Phoenix High School

Applying for Free and Reduced-Price Meals

Apply for Free and Reduced-Price lunches at

Your child may qualify for free and reduced-price meals if your family:

  • Is on Basic Food (formerly Food Stamps).
  • Is on Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF).
  • Takes part in the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservation (FDPIR).
  • Makes less money than what is listed on the income chart below.

USDA Child Nutrition Program Income Guidelines

Note: Families who qualified for free or reduced-price meals during the school year remain qualified for those benefits during the first 30 school days of the following school year. Schools have 10 business days to process an application from the time it is received. Families whose applications have not been approved for the current school year by the deadline will revert to full paid meals status and will be responsible to pay for all meals their students consume from that day until another application is approved.


(509) 222-5073

Department Contacts

Sam Shick
Director of Nutrition Services
(509) 222-6910
Christine Benson
Assistant Director of Nutrition Services
Cori McFadden
Nutrition Services Field Supervisor
(509) 222-6399
Audrey Branham
Elementary Nutrition Services Field Supervisor
(509) 222-6431
Mandi Kinsey
Free and Reduced Application Processor
(509) 222-6426
Lisa Garrison
(509) 222-6541