Parents, if you are not currently receiving free or reduced meal benefits from school nutrition, but you think you now might qualify because of loss of job or being laid off from work and drawing only unemployment, please complete a meal application immediately because new funds have become available for households of children receiving those meal benefits. These funds are in the form of an EBT card in the amount of $257.00, made in two installments.
These funds come directly from DSS, not child nutrition. But DSS will receive the information about meal benefits from the School Nutrition Program, then continue the process. This is a new pandemic-EBT card—and even if you have not previously received an EBT card you will qualify and receive this card by mail. Applications are available on the Alexander County Schools webpage or you may pick up an application at the school.