Summer Food Resources and Availability
The Riverview School District Food Services team would like to share information on additional food services available in our Riverview Community over the summer months.
On Friday, June 19, 2020, our "Grab and Go" meal distribution program will come to an end for the 2019-2020 school year. In total, approximately 28,000 meals will have been served to children in our community since COVID-19 forced the closing of schools in March.
SNOQUALMIE VALLEY COMMUNITY NETWORK | HOLY INNOCENTS | TOLT CONGREGATIONAL
This resource, provided courtesy of the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network, outlines lunch availability through the Holy Innocents Catholic Church Food Pantry in Duvall, the Tolt Congregational United Church of Christ in Carnation, and the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network's Power Pack program. Available to students through age 18, the pick-up times and locations are provided below.
Hopelink, locally located in Carnation, has information on a free grocery program, where families can pick up foodm at designated times, for at least 21 meals. Details are provided in the flyer below.
LOVE SNOQUALMIE VALLEY
Extending beyond Duvall and Carnation, the Love Snoqualmie Valley website offers a lengthy list of food assistance programs in the Upper and Lower Valley and other locations throughout King County. Click the link below to see the list of options available:
PANDEMIC EBT (P-EBT)
P-EBT provides families with funds to make up for the cost of meals while school was closed. This benefit is for Washington children in grades K-12 who receive free or reduced-price school meals. These benefits will be on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, which is used like a debit card to buy groceries. If you currently receive Basic Food benefits, you will automatically receive your P-EBT on your EBT by June 30. If your family does not receive Basic Food, you must apply for P-EBT if you want to receive the funds.
The application will be open by June 30, 2020, and there are two ways to apply:
Go to www.WashingtonConnection.org; or,
Call DSHS at 877-501-2233
Every eligible child may receive up to a maximum of $399 of P-EBT. Immigration status does not matter for P-EBT - it is not Basic Food and will not count in a public charge test. P-EBT is intended to replace meals missed while schools were closed due to COVID-19. Children are allowed to get free meals from school and community sites and get P-EBT at the same time - they are separate programs.
If your family has lost income since schools closed, you may be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. You can find out how to apply by calling Sharon Fowler at (425) 844-4523, or go online to see if you meet the income guidelines using the link below:
Please reference the flow chart flyer, linked below, for more information about P-EBT.
We want to make sure all of our students stay healthy and grow strong!
We hope these resources prove helpful for families in need of food availability over the summer. If you have any questions on the services referenced above, please contact the organizations directly.
Have a wonderful summer!
Kaye Wetli, SNS
Food Services Supervisor