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    Summer Food Service Program 2024

    PLEASE COME AND ENJOY FREE MEALS FOR CHILDREN

    Sponsored by Toppenish School District and the USDA

    Must be 1-18 years old or up to 21 with special needs.

    All meals must be eaten in the cafeteria/campus except if pre-registered at TMS.

     

    Update: Summer EBT is Launching in Summer 2024!

    In summer 2024, Washington State will launch Summer EBT, “SUN Bucks”, a new grocery benefits program that provides families $120 for each eligible school-aged child to buy groceries when school is out. The new, permanent program is in addition to free meals that kids of all ages can get at summer meal sites in their communities.

    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.

    Eligibility:

    • Children who live in a household already receives assistance program benefits (SNAP, TANF, FDPIR), OR
    • Children who attend a school that operates the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Program (NSLP/SBP), AND
    • Is directly certified for free and reduced-price school meals, or
    • Submits a qualifying free and reduced-price meal application, or
    • Submits a qualifying Family Income Survey (FIS), or
    • Submits a Summer EBT application

    Help Families in Your Community:

    • Spread the word to families in your community! Use the Summer EBT Outreach Toolkit to promote the program with families.
    • Encourage families who may have eligible children to submit a free and reduced-price meal application or Family Income Survey.
    • Encourage families who receive free and reduced-price meal benefits to update their mailing address.
    • Inform households that participation does not impact immigration status.

    Questions? Visit https://www.fns.usda.gov/sebt.

    Kirkwood Staff cooking up some FUN!

    KW Cooks Posing for picture

     

    Toppenish School District -- Food Services Program uses local produce for their Summer Food Service Program this summer!

    Local Fruit Picture

    FOOD SERVICES STAFF AT TRAINING - SPOKANE WA (July 25-27, 2022)

    The staff just came back from training where they had fun and learned a lot about how to improve the service of meals to students (our customers) at the Toppenish School District.

    Cooks Group PictureFood Display SampleSelfie during the working dinnerCooks selfie with the training staff

  • No Cost Meals
    No-cost breakfast and lunch will be served to students again this year under the Community Eligible Program /USDA. Snacks are provided to students who participate in after-school educational programs at no cost. This is a benefit for all our children.

    The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
    The Toppenish School District Food Service Department is happy to announce the following schools have been awarded the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program again this year, 2021-22:  Kirkwood Elementary, Garfield Elementary, Lincoln Elementary and Valley View Elementary.  

    The purpose of the program is to:
    • Create a healthier school environment by providing healthy food choices.
    • Expand the variety of produce students consume.
    • Increase students' produce consumption.
    • Make a difference in students' diets to impact their present and future health.

    The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program will be offered to all students at these four schools every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, except during holidays, early release days, and conference week.


    For more information you may contact Nora Flores, Food Services Director at 865-8093 or nflores@toppenish.wednet.edu.