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The Child Nutrition Program's Mission:
" To provide healthy, appealing meals and nutritionally assist each child every day in making the most of their educational opportunities."
By the foods we plan, prepare and offer-
We Play a Very Important Role in Education.
Every day as "We Nourish Education,"
We Benefit Both the Mind and Body of Each Child We Serve.
The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program helps families purchase food for children whose access to free or reduced-priced meals at school has been impacted by COVID-19 because students are learning virtually, outside of brick-and-mortar schools. P-EBT is a collaboration between the NC Department of Health and Human Services and the NC Department of Public Instruction.
The P-EBT benefits will be provided through the current EBT system. EBT is an electronic system that replaced paper food stamp coupons with a card that is like debit card. Pandemic Electronic Benefits (P-EBT) provides a benefit on an EBT, or Electronic Benefits Transfer, card. The P-EBT card functions like a standard EBT card. The P-EBT card can be used to purchase food items at EBT authorized retailers, including most major grocery stores.
Families do not need to apply for P-EBT. Eligible families already receiving Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) benefits will receive an additional benefit on their existing EBT card. Eligible families who do not have an FNS or P-EBT card will be mailed a card.
For more information about P-EBT eligibility, about the program, who is eligible, and how families will receive the benefit, please visit www.ncdhhs.gov/PEBT.
P-EBT & FNS SCAM WARNING: There have been reports of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) and Pandemic -EBT (P-EBT) recipients receiving scam text messages and phone calls asking for personal information. For your protection do not reply or provide any personal information if you are contacted in this way and delete the message. FNS or P-EBT recipients should NEVER share social security numbers, bank information, EBT card numbers or personal identification numbers with people you don’t know. Only provide personal information when you contact a state agency directly.
Those who are unsure about a request for FNS information should contact their local Department of Social Services (DSS). You can learn more about P-EBT at https://ncdhhs.gov/PEBT. #NCPEBT
Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)
Meals are FREE for all students for the 2021-2022 school year.
We encourage households at BYSHS and NL Dillard Middle School to
complete a Free and Reduced Price Meal Application.
If you are approved for free or reduced meal benefits, this information may be used for other purposes such as P-EBT benefits.
School Nutrition Team
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
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.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/
complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.