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MEALS & PRICES

The USDA school meal waiver that provided no-cost meals for all students has expired. It will be critical for families that may qualify for meal benefits to apply for the 2022-2023 School Year. Please visit the Free and Reduced Application page for information.

MEALS

Breakfast is available at main campus kitchens every day and consists of an entree, fruit or juice, and milk.  Lunch choices expand as a student progresses from Primary to Elementary to Middle and High Schools. All meals include fruit, vegetables and milk.

  • Breakfast:

    • All students will have a choice of an entrée with fruit (or juice) and milk, OR cereal with milk.

  • Lunch:

    • Primary students will have a choice between the hot lunch of the day, OR a cold sack lunch.

    • Elementary students will have a choice between the hot lunch of the day, a cold sack lunch, OR a full salad bar.

    • Middle School students will have a choice between the hot lunch of the day, a cold sack lunch, a full salad bar, OR the pizza/burger line

  • High School students will have a choice between the hot lunch of the day, a cold sack lunch, a full salad bar, deli-style sandwiches, OR the pizza/burger line.

OFFER VERSUS SERVE (OVS)

A lunch consists of 5 basic food components: meat or meat alternate, vegetable, fruit, grain, and milk. Students must select at least 3 of these components for a complete meal (one of which must be a fruit or vegetable). 

A breakfast consists of 4 food components: 2 grains (or 1 grain and 1 meat/meat alternate), fruit/vegetable, and milk. Students must select 3 of these items for a complete meal (one of which must be a fruit or vegetable). This is a USDA requirement for schools that participate in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs (NSLP and SBP). More information can be found here: USDA

All meals will meet or exceed the USDA Child Nutrition Services meal pattern requirements per grade band

MEAL PRICES 2022-2023

MEAL PRICES 2022-2023

BREAKFAST P-5

BREAKFAST 6-12

LUNCH P-5

LUNCH 6-12

Regular priced meals per grade groups

$1.50

$1.75

$3.00

$3.25

Students who have submitted and are approved for free or reduced priced meals

$0

$0

$0

$0

Milk

.50

.50

.50

.50

Adult Breakfast

$2.50

$2.50

$2.50

$2.50

Adult Lunch

$4.25

$4.25

$4.25

$4.25

P-EBT INFORMATION UPDATE

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.

Families are encouraged 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. 

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, schools should 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).