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Update Regarding P-EBT Benefits

UPDATE (July 23, 2020): The state has posted the following update regarding the distribution of benefits:

If you do not receive your benefits by August 15, 2020, you’re asked to contact ebt.schoolmeals@dhsoha.state.or.us.


UPDATE (June, 16, 2020): The state has posted the following update regarding the distribution of benefits:

Some students whose families are currently receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) have begun receiving their P-PEBT benefits. The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs is working diligently with Schools and the Department of Human Services (DHS) to collect and process student data. P-EBT benefits will continue to be issued to eligible students throughout the months of June, July and August.

More information on the P-EBT benefits can be found HERE. The state has also put together a page of Frequently Asked Questions. If you have additional questions, DHS can be reached by emailing ebt.schoolmeals@dhsoha.state.or.us or by calling 211 or (503) 945-6481. GPSD7’s FREE summer meal program has also begun. Meal pick-up times and locations can be found HERE.


The Department of Human Services in partnership with the Oregon Department of Education has announced that they will be providing a benefit to families for the months of March, April, May, and June for meals they would have received had their child been in school. The amount each family will receive for each child is $384. Eligible Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households will have their March, April and May benefits automatically deposited in their existing Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) accounts in late May. Students who get free or reduced-price school meals but do not receive SNAP benefits will automatically receive an Oregon Trail Card in the mail.

Since District 7 qualifies for all of our students to receive free meals at school, this benefit will be provided to each family with children enrolled in District 7.

Additional options to strengthen food security include the ability for families to use their P-EBT cards to make food purchases online through Amazon and WalMart as well as take advantage of the “Double Up Food Bucks” program which matches every $1 of EBT funds spent, up to $10 on fresh fruit and vegetables at participating farmers markets.

Families do not have to apply for this benefit as the district is submitting an application for the entire district.