Nutrition

 
IMPORTANT CHANGE TO FREE MEALS PROGRAM
Distribution changed to Tuesdays and Fridays


Beginning next week, meals will be distributed on Tuesdays and Fridays from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Distributions will be held at Everett High School, Madeline English, Keverian, Lafayette, Parlin, Webster, and Whittier schools. On Tuesdays, students will receive three days worth of meals and on Fridays students will receive four days worth of meals. Please note that this means that there will not be meal distribution on Monday, October 19th, as this new schedule will begin on Tuesday, October 20th. Please be sure to take advantage of this free program.
 
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FIND FOOD ASSISTANCE
The Baker-Polito Administration has launched a food assistance decision tree to help Massachusetts residents in need determine which programs they might be eligible for. To access this tool, click HERE.
 
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CHILD NUTRITION OUTREACH PROGRAM
COVID-19 Meal Information Resources. Click HERE.
 

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P-EBT CARDS
UPDATE: More P-EBT benefits will be added by September 30. Learn more HERE

The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) has been working with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to provide emergency EBT funds to eligible families. The DTA will be communicating directly with eligible families, if you have not heard from them already. If you would like more information, please visit the following websites:
Massachusetts P-EBT
Pandemic P-EBT

If you do not receive DTA benefits and do not get a P-EBT card in the mail by early June, call Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline at (800) 645-8333 (TTY 800-377-1292).

The Massachusetts EBT vendor was not able to change the automated prompts you hear when you call to PIN a card, and unfortunately, some of the automated instructions are inaccurate for P-EBT cards. Instead, please follow the steps below:

  • Call the EBT card phone number on the back of your P-EBT card: 800-997-2555.
  • Enter your P-EBT card number (it is an 18-digit number).
  • You will then be prompted incorrectly to enter the last four digits of your Social Security number. Do not enter the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. For the P-EBT cards, you must enter the last four digits of your child's case number that was provided on the DTA letter you received in the mail.
  • Then enter your child's date of birth using a two-digit month, two-digit day, and four-digit year (example: 04/06/2005).

For more information, visit: map-ebt.org. Questions? Call Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline at 800-645-8333

Kijan pou aktive kat P-EBT a:

Etap 1: rele 1-800-997-2555
Etap 2: Chwazi lang ou bezwen an
Etap 3: Mete 18 nimewo ki devan kat la

Etap 4: dat nesans timoun lan (MM / DD / YEAR)

Etap 5: Denye 4 nimewo sosyal elèv la. ATANSYON: si elèv ou a pa gen nimewo sosyal, ou ka tou antre dènye 4 chif nan “nimewo ka a” ki nan kwen lèt ou a, pa gen okenn bezwen pou mete nimewo sosyal elèv la.!

Etap 6: Kreye yon nimewo PIN 4 chif epi repete li.  

Lè ou fini avèk etap, mesaj elektwonik la ap di w konbyen lajan li genyen epi kat la atktif. 

Como ativar o cartão P-EBT em 6 passos:
1: ligar  no numero 18009972555
2: Escolher a opção referente a seu idioma de preferência
3: Digitar os 18 números que estão na frente do cartão
4 :Inserir a data nascimento da criança (MM/DD/ANO)
5: Digitar os 4 últimos números do social do aluno. ATENÇÃO: não é necessário ter o social security! Nessa etapa, você pode inserir os 4 últimos dígitos do “case number” que está na carta, no canto superior direito , NÃO HÁ NECESSIDADE DE INSERIR O NÚMERO DE SOCIAL DO ALUNO!
6: Crie uma senha de 4 números e a repita. 

Ao seguir os passos descritos, a mensagem eletrônica dirá quanto está disponível e irá afirmar que o cartão está ativo.

Cómo activar la tarjeta P-EBT:
Paso 1: llame al 1800-997-2555
Paso 2: selecciona tu opción de idioma preferido
Paso 3: ingrese los 18 números de la tarjeta
Paso 4: fecha de nacimiento del niño (MM / DD / AÑO)
Paso 5: Últimos 4 números del número de seguro social del estudiante. ATENCIÓN: si su estudiante no tiene un número de seguro social, también puede ingresar los últimos 4 dígitos del "número de caso" que aparece en la esquina superior derecha de su carta, no es necesario digitar el número de seguro social del estudiante!

Paso 6: Cree un número de pin de 4 dígitos y repítalo.

Al terminar de seguir los pasos arriba, el mensaje electrónico le indicará cuánto está disponible y dirá que la tarjeta está activa.

 

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Everett Public Schools Public Release Statement

The Everett Public Schools is participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) as part of the National School Lunch Program for the 2020-2021 school year. Under this provision, schools provide free breakfast and lunch to all students enrolled in the Everett Public Schools through the School Breakfast Program (SBP) and the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Household income applications are not required to determine eligibility for school meals at schools participating in CEP.

 

Daily school meals for students completing eEducation remotely will be available for pick up at select sites in Everett. Please visit here for details on pick up locations and times.


For additional information please contact Charles Obremski 
617-394-2400 • 121 Vine Street, Everett, MA 02149

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Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

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