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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.