Food Service

NV Meal Service Updates:

SUN BUCKS are coming this Summer!

In the summer of 2024, Washington State will launch Summer EBT, “SUN Bucks”, a new grocery benefit program that provides families $120 for each ELIGIBLE school-aged child to buy groceries when school is out.  This benefit will be on an EBT card and mailed to the address on file with the school district (Make sure you address with us is current).  

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Children who live in a household already receives assistance program benefits (SNAP, TANF, FDPIR), OR
  • Child attends a school that operates the National School Meal Program (PK-12th Grade), AND
  • Is directly certified for free and reduced-price school meals, OR
  • Submits a qualifying Family Income Survey (FIS) by JUNE 5th:   Available at all NV Schools main offices or you can print a copy from our Food Service webpage (link below)

All NV students have access to meals at no cost during the school day, but only students who qualify for free/ reduced meal status (via directly from WA state or have been approved on a Family Income Survey) will receive the SUNBUCKS benefit. 

Click here to learn more about the FAMILY INCOME SURVEY

Washington SUN Bucks Summer EBT Program Website link  

Benefits of Summer EBT:

  • Helps parents and caregivers buy healthy foods for their children.
  • Gives families the flexibility to select foods that fit their culture and lifestyle.
  • Improves food security and diet quality for participating children.

CARDS CAN BE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE in JULY & AUGUST.

 


MEALS WILL BE CONTINUE TO BE OFFERED FREE TO ALL NV STUDENTS NEXT SCHOOL YEAR 24/25!

NV has been APPROVED to operate a special program CEP program (called Community Eligibility Provision).  This program allows us to offer breakfast and lunch at NO COST to ALL NV students.  Meals will continue to be offered to students at no cost for at least the next two school years (through School Year 25/26).  Families do not need to fill out a meal application for their students to receive meals.   Read more under Free and Reduced Meal Status


No meal applications are accepted while operating CEP.   Instead, families that don't automatically qualify for Free & Reduced meals status by way of Direct Certification* will be asked (not required) to fill out a FAMILY INCOME SURVEY.   

Click here to learn more about the FAMILY INCOME SURVEY

 


USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    program.intake@usda.gov

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.