Eligible Families May Receive Food Benefits for Missed School Meals
Your family may be eligible to get money for meals missed by students at school this school year. Through the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act funding, Washington State is providing food benefits to eligible students to replace meals they would have received at school if not for disruptions to in-person instruction.
There is no need to apply to receive these benefits. Your child's school district will identify students and register their information with the state, based on eligibility for free or reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch or Breakfast Programs at Valley K-8 or Paideia High School.
Each eligible student will receive a notification letter beginning in late March, followed by a P-EBT card in the mail loaded with benefits that families may use to purchase food. The amount awarded to each student may vary, depending on the number of days and meals missed at school during the 2020-2021 school year.
It's that simple. Just be sure you've registered your student's current mailing address with the school and watch for the P-EBT card in the mail. The P-EBT card may receive added benefits, so keep the card(s) safe and secure.
For more detailed information about eligibility for the P-EBT program, visit www.dshs.wa.gov/pebt or call 1-833-518-0282.
Valley School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees of the Valley School District at 3030 Huffman Rd., Valley, WA 99181 are designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Danielle Tupek, Title IX Liaison; Ken Davis, Section 504/ADA Coordinator; Ben Ferney, Compliance Coordinator for State Law (RCW 28A.640/28A.642). A complaint regarding alleged discrimination may be made by email to: email@example.com, or by calling the district office at 509-937-2791.