The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) has again partnered with the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) to offer Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Cards (PEBT). All students enrolled in Lincoln County School District (LCSD) schools during the 2021-2022 school year qualify for this benefit because LCSD participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), providing no cost meals to all our students regardless of income. The total amount of this benefit will be $391.00 per eligible student. Some families have already started receiving eligibility letters, with cards coming
shortly behind in a separate mailing.
● Benefits issued are based on the 2021-22 school year enrollment (last year).
● Online and Homeschool students are not eligible for this benefit because they are not eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program.
● If you received an eligibility letter and it was forwarded to a new address, please call the PEBT call center to have your address updated. The PEBT cards will not be forwarded by the Post Office, but will instead be returned to DHS and will be destroyed.
● If you have not received an eligibility letter by 4/21/23, please call the PEBT Call Center for assistance at 1-844-ORE-PEBT or 1-844-673-7328 Monday through Friday 8am PDT to 5pm PDT For additional support or questions:
Email Jamie Nicholson, Child Nutrition Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
For Spanish support, please email Anita Hernandez at email@example.com
What if my family does not need this benefit? You can simply disregard the notice and shred your card; however, you may consider doing the following:
● Using the benefits to purchase and deliver items to a local food bank or non-profit that supports food insecurities in our community.
● Using the benefits at a local Farmers Market, farm, or smaller local store to expand your
family’s usual table offerings.
● Using the benefits to purchase seeds and plants to start a garden and grow your own food.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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