Eligible families: Get help buying food with Pandemic-EBT

  • Because schools meals are not being served at school due to COVID-19, your student may be eligible for food assistance with the Pandemic EBT (P-EBT): Emergency School Meals Program. Every eligible student may qualify for up $123 per month.

    This benefit is for Washington children in grades K-12 who receive free or reduced school meals, or students who attend a Community Eligibility Provision School: Adelaide, Federal Way Open Doors Illahee, Lake Dolloff, Lake Grove, Mark Twain, Mirror Lake, Norman Center (ETP), Olympic View, Panther Lake, Rainier View, Sacajawea, Sequoyah, Silver Lake, Sunnycrest, Totem, Truman, Wildwood.

    If your child is not currently approved for free or reduced meals, but you think they may qualify complete an application to be eligible for P-EBT benefits: www.fwps.org/lunchapplication.

    How do eligible families receive the P-EBT benefit?

    • This benefit is provided on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card which is used like a debit card to buy food.
    • Each eligible family will receive one P-EBT card per eligible child to the address as its shown in ParentVUE. Make sure you verify your address is up to date by Sunday, March 7 by logging into ParentVUE, going to online registrations, and updating address. 


    • For help determining if your child qualifies for free or reduced meals contact FWPS Nutrition Services at 253-945-5555.
    • Beginning March 1, families may contact the P-EBT call center at 1-833-518-0282.
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