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Updated 5/20/2022

Updated 5/20/2022

Extended School Year Program

As the school year comes to an end on Friday, May 27, so do the USDA waivers that allow for universal free school meals to continue through the summer. Students attending ESY in June will have the option to have school lunch, but will be charged according to their meal eligibility. Households may complete a meal application online to see if students qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Hardcopy applications can be found here, at the school site, or District Office.

Reduced-price lunch is $0.40 and full-price lunch is $4.25. The menu will be shared with students attending ESY.

No Meal Vouchers this Summer

In previous summers, the District was able to pivot with pandemic funds to support students and local businesses through the implementation of the "meal voucher program". This Summer we will not continue this offering as these additional funds have been exhausted.

CA Universal Free School Meals (SY 2022-23)

This school year, our team navigated through supply chain issues and staffing challenges and proudly served over 300,000 breakfasts and lunches. The State's meal mandate for universal free school meals begins with the start of SY 2022-23 on August 4. Although meals will be free to students, our state and federal funding is determined by meal eligibility, so we encourage households to complete SY 2022-23 meal applications on or after July 1. Any application completed before July 1 will not apply to the coming school year.

Each student is allowed one (1) free breakfast meal and one (1) free lunch meal every school day. A free meal must include a fruit serving and/or a vegetable serving. At all schools, students input their 6-digit student ID at the point of sale to receive a free meal.Only one (1) meal per meal period can be claimed at the free rate.  

 
 
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Pandemic-EBT 2.0 Benefits

Eligible children do not need to apply for P-EBT 2.0 to receive a P-EBT card.

P-EBT benefits for the first two months of SY 2020–21 (August and September 2020) were sent to most students who previously received P-EBT benefits for SY 2019–20. Students that already received P-EBT benefits for the months of August and September 2020 will be issued a P-EBT 2.0 supplement for August and September 2020 due to an increase in the daily rate to $6.82 and, if eligible, will receive P-EBT benefits for the months of October 2020 to May 2021.

Students who have not yet received P-EBT benefits for the months of August and September 2020 (for example because they became newly eligible for free or    reduced-price meals during SY 2020‒21), will receive P-EBT benefits for the months of August 2020 to May 2021.

The amount of P-EBT benefits provided each month is commensurate with the learning model most commonly used by students enrolled at the school site, as reported by the Local Education Agency for each month of the school year. For students enrolled at a school that did not complete the school status survey, the amount of P-EBT benefits provided each month is commensurate with the learning model most commonly used by students enrolled at school sites that completed the survey in a given county. 

For months in which students are assumed to have attended school via distance learning, the benefit amount is $123. For months in which students are assumed to have attended school via a hybrid model, the benefit amount is $68. For months students were assumed to have attended school only in-person, no P-EBT benefits will be provided.

Timeline for P-EBT 2.0 Benefit Issuance

Distribution of P-EBT cards to school age children is anticipated to begin in September and continue through November. Cards mailed during this timeframe will have P-EBT benefits for the months of August 2020 through January 2021. It is anticipated that cards will be automatically reloaded with a second issuance of benefits in late November, with P-EBT benefits for the months of February 2021 through May 2021.

 

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Community Food Distribution at St. Mary's Church every week

St. Mary's Church, located at 146 12th St, organizes community food distribution for the community on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:00p - 2:00p.



Breakfast meal includes entree, fruit, juice, and/or milk
Lunch meal includes entree, vegetables, fruit, juice, and/or milk

 

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider. USDA Non-Discrimination Statement
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Stephanie Lip – School Nutrition Director
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