Pandemic EBT available early July for children whose schools closed due to COVID-19
Because COVID-19 closed our schools, your children may be eligible for food assistance, called Pandemic EBT (P-EBT): Emergency School Meals Program.
P-EBT provides families with funds to make up for the cost of meals while school was closed. This benefit is for Washington children in grades k-12 who receive free or reduced-price school meals. These benefits will be on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card which is used like a debit card to buy groceries.
If your family has lost income since schools closed, you may be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. You can find out if you are eligible and how to apply by calling 360-473-4717 or go online to k12.wa.us/PEBT.
Every eligible child may receive up to a maximum of $399 of P-EBT. Immigration status does not matter for P-EBT – it is not Basic Food and will not count in a public charge test. P-EBT is intended to replace meals missed while schools closed due to COVID-19. Children are allowed to get free meals from school and community sites and get P-EBT at the same time – they are separate programs.
If your family does not receive Basic Food, you must apply for P-EBT if you want to receive the funds. The application will be open by June 30. There are two ways to apply:
- Go to: www.WashingtonConnection.org or
- Call DSHS at 877-501-2233
See the flyer below for more information about P-EBT.
We want to make sure all of our students stay healthy and grow strong.
Child Nutrition Services
Please make sure you are following social distancing guidelines when picking up meals or while waiting for the school bus.
FREE MEALS in Kitsap County (Community Resource Guide)
FREE MEALS available at the Boys & Girls Club Teen Center (see information below)
St. Vincent De Paul (updated 4/1/2020)
FOOD BANK HOURS: St. Vincent De Paul now offers drive-through assistance to anyone who is in need of food (located at 1137 N. Callow Ave). Hours of operation are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:30-2:30 (closed on Wednesdays).
ONLINE STORE: St. Vincent De Paul has an online store. Any purchases made through the store can be picked up at the Assistance Office drive through location, delivered to their doorstep (within Bremerton city limits) via contactless delivery, or sent via the postal service. Online store link: https://www.svdpbremerton.com and then click shop online.