Funds for food through Pandemic EBT
What is P-EBT? Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a federal temporary emergency nutrition benefit available to families whose children are not attending school in-person. P-EBT was first implemented in the spring of 2020 in response to school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. P-EBT continued during the 2020-21 school year, providing benefits for eligible children when their school was closed, in a hybrid-learning model, or when the student elected to do distance learning. P-EBT continues to provide benefits during the 2021 summer break. Even if a student was not eligible for P-EBT during the 2020-21 school year because their school was in-person all year, they may still be eligible for benefits during the 2021 summer break. The summer P-EBT benefit is $430 per student, provided as one lump sum. P-EBT is a joint effort between the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS.) Who is eligible for summer 2021 P-EBT benefits? A student is eligible for P-EBT benefits during the 2021 summer break if they meet the following criteria: 1) They were approved for free or reduced price meal benefits during the 2020-21 school year (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021) and 2) They were enrolled at the end of the 2020-21 school year in a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) (or would have if not for the COVID-19 health emergency) during the 2020-21 school year
You can complete an application starting August 1, 2021 to receive benefits. Click here to complete Application for Education Benefits form.
If you have questions, contact Nutrition Services, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need more food help? If you are eligible for P-EBT you might also be eligible for SNAP. Contact the Minnesota Food HelpLine to see if you are eligible 888-711-1151.
The goal of the District's Nutrition Services Department is to provide high quality nutritious, well-balanced meals to students. Nutrition Services offers a wide variety of food choices to teach students how to develop healthy, lifetime eating habits.
Click HERE to download lunch menus
The 2021-22 application for educational benefits can be comlpleted online here. In order for Nutrition Services to process your application as quickly as possible, please fill out and submit the form online. If you do not have access to a computer, you can pick up a paper application at any of the schools.
To complete an online payment please click PAY PAMS.
Check or cash deposits can be given to your student's teacher, placed in one of the money deposit boxes at their school or given to a cashier in the cafeteria. Checks can be made out to ISD #621. If your student has graduated or has moved out of the District, please click HERE to complete the Request for Refund form. If you would like the money transferred to a sibling please indicate so on the form. If the remaining balance is less than $5, please call 651-621-6025.
We are hiring for Nutrition Service Substitutes to help serve our nutritious lunches to students! Please apply online HERE. You can pick the days YOU would like to work! No weekend, holidays or evening work. A complimentary lunch is provided too!
A Farm2School partnership brings locally grown food to students at schools throughout the District. Students enjoy locally grown fruits and vegetables seasonally.
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.