P-EBT Food Benefits may be available for your children.
Update your address with your school today!
What is P-EBT?
The Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) program gives food benefits to children. Your child may get P-EBT if they qualify for free or reduced-price meals at school.
How to Apply?
The State of California wants to help your child get these food benefits. Using P-EBT will not hurt your immigration status. Using P-EBT does not create a public charge.
Update your address with your school today!
For more information, visit: https://www.cdss.ca.gov/home/pandemic-ebt.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended the waiver to allow public schools, including all AUSD schools, to provide meals at no charge to all children 18 years old and younger throughout the remainder of the school year. You may pick up a grab and go breakfast and lunch each scheduled school day, excluding holidays and pupil-free days, at any school site. The designated meal pick-up times are below.
Please note: Meals will be offered on regular school days, including minimum days. Meals will not be offered on student-free days, holidays, and breaks.
GRAB & GO MEAL DISTRIBUTION TIMES AND LOCATIONS
|Onsite Learners||11:30 proctors pick up meals in cafeteria to deliver to classrooms||Proctors pick up and deliver meals to classrooms by 11:45.||12:00-12:45 same location as students are picked up||
12:00-1:00 at HRE curbside
|11:30-12:30 same location as students are picked up||
hand out meals to students who did not receive a meal in the morning by the cafeteria and at the Santa Anita gate as they leave
hand out meals to students who did not receive a meal in the morning at California Street gate as they leave
hand out meals to students who did not receive a meal in the morning at upper parking lot as they leave
|1:00 Grab & Go meals available at cafeteria to pick up before leaving campus|
|Distance Learners||12:50-1:20 curbside||12:45 - 1:30 curbside||12:45-1:30 curbside||12:30-1:15 curbside||7:15-8:15 at front entrance drive-through||7:30-8:10 curbside on California Street||7:30-8:30 drove through upper parking lot||
PAC parking lot
Beginning the first week of November, we will be adding a variety of new meal items. Each Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, there will be a Manager's Special Heat & Serve entree item. These are fully cooked entrees such as Breakfast Burritos, Corn Dogs, Macaroni & Cheese, Hamburgers... that will need to be heated before serving. Food safety and heating instructions will be distributed with the meals on Friday, October 16th, and also available on this website (see below).
|FOOD STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS|
All foods requiring refrigeration need to be kept at a temperature of 41° or below.
Shelf-stable items should be stored at a temperature of 85° or below.
¨ All Fresh Milk & Cold Juices—Refrigeration required. Consume by the “Best By” date located on the product.
¨ String Cheese—Refrigeration required. Consume within 5 days.
¨ Fresh processed/bagged Fruit & Vegetables, cold Fruit Cups—Refrigeration required. Consume by the “Best By” date.
¨ Cold Sandwiches—Refrigeration required. Consume the same day or next day.
¨ Food items that require heating—Store in refrigeration until ready to heat and consume. Store in refrigerator no longer than 5 days. Heat item by following the heating instructions below and consume within two hours.
¨ Cereals, Crackers, Pastries, etc.—Shelf-stable. Consume within 5 days.
If item has heating instructions on packaging, follow the manufacturer’s recommended heating instructions.
If item does not have heating instructions on the packaging, follow these instructions to safely heat.
Please note: The type of products vary, and all microwaves and ovens vary in power. All cooking times are approximate and may need to be adjusted.
|GRAB & GO MEALS*|
|Poptarts||Bagel & Cream Cheese||Manager's Special||Cereal||Manager's Special (heat and serve)|
|White Milk||White Milk||White Milk||White Milk||White Milk|
|Anytimer Turkey & Cheese Kit||PB&J Sandwich||Manager's Special (heat and serve)||Deli Sandwich||Manager's Special (heat and serve)|
|Chocolate Milk||Chocolate Milk||Chocolate Milk||Chocolate Milk||Chocolate Milk|
*Substitutions may be made due to vendor shortages
Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act Communication
Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its website at www.irs.gov.
You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its website at www.ftb.ca.gov.
Notice: The California Revenue and Taxation Code (RTC) Section 19853(b) requires local educational agencies (LEA) that operate the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) to annually notify households about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Information Act.