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Grab-N-Go Meal Program shifts back to campus in June; P-EBT card information released by ODE

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Circleville Middle School – Starting next Monday, June 1st, the Circleville City Schools Grab-N-Go Meal distribution program will return to campus and conclude on June 22nd. The student meal initiative will still take place on Monday’s with students receiving a week’s worth of breakfasts and lunches and will again be open to any child ages 3-19.

Meals will still be available via bus distribution with a few changes for the month of June. See the graphic below for details:

June Delivery Routes

Please see the campus route below for details for June pick-up:

June Meal Map

Additionally, we would like our families to know that on May 12, 2020, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture’s Sonny Purdue approved Ohio to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT). Administered by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, the P-EBT program provides additional monetary assistance to households with children eligible for free or reduced-price meals dealing with school closures. Since the district holds a 100% free/reduced lunch designation, families will begin receiving P-EBT cards in the days and weeks to come.

Important Information Regarding the P-EBT cards from the Ohio Department of Education and Department of Job and Family Services:

  • If you have a child in kindergarten through twelfth grade in your household
    who was receiving free or reduced-price meals while in school, your child
    is eligible for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program to
    receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits as a
    result of the school closure.
  • The amount of benefits is $5.70 per child for each school day the child was eligible for free or reduced-price meals between March 17, 2020 through May 29, 2020.
  • Your participation in the program is voluntary and you do not have to participate. If you choose not to participate, please dispose of your card by cutting through
    the magnetic stripe on the card and discard the card in a secure manner. If you do not want the card, you will not be able to redeem the food benefits, nor can you transfer the card to someone else.
  • These benefits can be used to buy food items at grocery stores/retailers that accept
    the Ohio Direction Card (also referred to as an EBT card). If the child is a current SNAP recipient:
    » By the end of May, the P-EBT benefits may be added to the account on                             which the child is active.
    » If the child was unable to be matched to his or her active SNAP                                       account, you will be sent a P-EBT card in the child’s name.
  • If the child is not a current SNAP recipient:                                                                                                » By the end of May, a pre-loaded P-EBT card will be mailed. The card                               will  be in the child’s name, not the parent or guardian’s name.                                       Instructions on how to activate the card will be included.
  • If you have any questions, please contact 1-866-244-0071

For all things Circleville City Schools Meal Distribution, stay connected with us on CirclevilleCitySchools.org, Twitter.com/CirclevilleCity, and on Facebook!

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