For more information about our Cafeteria, including free and reduced lunch, and how to make a payment, please click: Cafeteria Packet 2019-20.
Food Access Program – Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT)
The Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted approval to Pennsylvania to launch a plan for a food access program known as Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT). This plan will help families who may have strained resources due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
P-EBT is different than Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). P-EBT is for students who are eligible for free and reduced school meals — those who would have received meals if school was not closed. Benefits will be issued on an EBT card, in most cases to the parent/guardian of the household. Families can receive both the P-EBT and free school meals through Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option. Additionally, there is no impact to the school meal program and the funding provided to schools since the P-EBT is a completely separate program with a different funding stream than the school meal program.
Families can apply online at www.compass.state.pa.us.Student Wellness Policy The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at email@example.com. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). For any other information dealing with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800) 221-5689, which is also in Spanish or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers (click the link for a listing of hotline numbers by State); found online at http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/contact_info/hotlines.htm. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.