Dear Parent or Guardian:
Allegiance STEAM Academy Thrive participates in the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program by offering nutritious meals every school day. Beginning in School Year (SY) 2022–23, California will become the first state to implement a statewide Universal Meals Program for all school children. California’s Universal Meals Program is designed to build on the foundations of the federal National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP). There are three key pillars that have been established to ensure that the program is a success:
California’s State Meal Mandate is expanded to include both a nutritiously adequate breakfast and lunch for all children each school day.
- California’s Universal Meals Program requires very high poverty schools to participate in a federal provision.
- The California State Legislature allocates funds to provide additional state meal reimbursement to cover the cost of the Universal Meals Program.
- To support the implementation of the California Universal Meals Program, the California Department of Education (CDE) Nutrition Services Division (NSD) is scheduling a series of informational listening sessions, creating a universal meals web page with resources, and collecting frequently asked questions (FAQ) through our universal meals mailbox UniversalMealsSY22@cde.ca.gov.
If there are more household members than the number of lines on the application, attach a second application.
For more information about P-EBT, you may visit the CDSS P-EBT website here.
- Families that have already received a P-EBT card and need assistance with PINset up, need to request a replacement card, or did not receive their card in the mail as expected, may contact the P-EBT Helpline at (877) 328-9677 office for help. For online inquiry click here.
Please note there may be changes in the future depending on conditions related to the health crisis.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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- English – Special Meal
- Español – Comidas Especiales
- English – Milk Substitute
- Español – Sustitución de Leche