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P-EBT Summer and Children Under 6 Plans Approved!

Thanks to federal COVID-19 relief funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, many families in Washington state will start to receive Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits beginning late-July and through the end of the summer. These benefits will help buy groceries while children are home during the summer months.

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) food benefits are available to families with young children who are eligible for Basic Food benefits as well as school-aged children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meal programs. The Public Charge rule does not apply to P-EBT benefits and will not impact immigration status.

We encourage Families to Sign Up for Up-To-Date Information

Families can sign up for text message alerts about the status of their child’s P-EBT by going to textpebt.dshs.wa.gov. All they have to do is fill out a simple verification form to enroll.

Families Can Still Access Summer Meals

P-EBT benefits do not replace any food assistance program already offered, including free summer meals or meals provided in child care centers. Families are encouraged to continue participating in a summer meal program at their local schools and community locations, even if they receive P-EBT benefits.

P-EBT benefits can be used to shop at any grocery store, farmers market, or food retailer certified to accept SNAP/EBT.

P-EBT Plan Information

The Children Under 6 and Summer 2022 P-EBT programs will be available as follows:

  • P-EBT Children Under 6 program: Qualifying children under age 6 who live in a household that receives Basic Food benefits (the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or Washington state’s Food Assistance Program) may receive $43 for each month they received Basic Food assistance from September 2021 – June 2022.
  • Summer 2022 P-EBT program: Qualifying children under age 6 as well as school-aged children will receive a one-time lump sum of $391 per child to cover the summer period through July and August 2022. School-aged children enrolled in Washington state schools that operate the NSLP who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals are eligible for Summer 2022 P-EBT benefits. Children under 6 will receive benefits under this plan as long as they receive Basic Food assistance during July and August.
  • These benefits are separate from a P-EBT 2021-2022 School Year program, which has not been approved by USDA at this time.

To ensure children who may be newly eligible receive P-EBT benefits, we encourage families to complete the free and reduced-price meal program application by August 31, 2022. Families should contact their district for meal application information.

P-EBT Contact Center

For full details and additional questions about P-EBT benefits, families can visit dshs.wa.gov/PEBT or call the P-EBT Contact Center at 833-518-0282 between 8 am and 5 pm PT, Monday-Friday (except observed holidays).

Summer School Menu

June 27 - July 28

Breakfast and Lunch will be served to children in the community at the following sites Monday through Thursday between June 27th and July 28th.

Alderwood Elementary

Breakfast 8:45-9:15am

Lunch 11:15-11:45am

Kulshan Middle School

Breakfast 8:30-9:00am

Lunch 11:30am-12:00pm

Shuksan Middle School

Breakfast 8:30-9:00am

Lunch 12:30-1:00pm

The following menu is our plan, however, substitutions may be required due to continued supply chain disruptions.

 

Summer Menu Portion Guide with Carbs 2022 Revised 6-24

 

Special Dietary Restrictions

If you have questions about carbohydrates and allergens please email food services administrative assistant laura.davis@bellinghamschools.org.

Free and Reduced Meals Application

Review the income guidelines to confirm eligibility and then fill out the application and return it to Food Services.

Letter to Household - Income Guidelines

Programa Nacional de Almuerzo Escolar/Programa de Desayuno Escolar

Online Application for Free and Reduced Meals (please use Google Chrome web browser to access)

Free and Reduced Price Meals (PDF)

Food Services Online Payment

Information about the online payment system will be updated before the 22/23 school year.

Food Services Social Media LinkTree

Food Services LinkTree – Bellingham Public Schools (bellinghamschools.org)

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    Program.Intake@usda.gov

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

07/25/2022
Para todos los demás programas de asistencia de nutrición del FNS, agencias estatales o
locales y sus subreceptores, deben publicar la siguiente Declaración de No Discriminación:
De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del
Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de
discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y
orientación sexual), discapacidad, edad, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de
derechos civiles.
La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés.
Las personas con discapacidades que requieren medios alternos de comunicación para obtener la
información del programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas
americano (ASL), etc.) deben comunicarse con la agencia local o estatal responsable de
administrar el programa o con el Centro TARGET del USDA al (202) 720-2600 (voz y TTY) o
comuníquese con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339.
Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un
formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA, el cual
puede obtenerse en línea en: https://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resource-files/usdaprogram-discrimination-complaint-form-spanish.pdf, de cualquier oficina de USDA, llamando al
(866) 632-9992, o escribiendo una carta dirigida a USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre del
demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción
discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles
(ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario
AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse a USDA por:
(1) correo:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(2) fax:
(833) 256-1665 o (202) 690-7442; o
(3) correo electrónico:
program.intake@usda.gov
Esta entidad es un proveedor que brinda igualdad de oportunidades

Patrick Durgan
Executive Chef and Director
360-676-6504

Lindsay Ahrens
Food Services Operations Supervisor
360-676-6504

M. Mataio Gillis
Food Services Culinary Program Supervisor
360-676-6504

Laura Davis
Food Services Administrative Assistant
360-676-6504

Laura Camacho
Food Services Accounting Tech
360-676-6572

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