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Qualified families to receive P-EBT cards in mail

Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 03:39pm

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is extending its successful Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program into the fall semester by sending qualifying families a card they can use to buy food for their student who has been impacted by the pandemic.  Over 500,000 students received benefits to replace school meals lost during the spring. That’s more than half of all public-school children in the state.

Fall semester P-EBT will provide parents with $5.86 in benefits per student for each school day that child missed because of the COVID-19 pandemic in July, August, and September. These benefits can be used to purchase food at any establishment that accepts EBT or online with Amazon and Walmart.

To be eligible, students must receive free or reduced meals at school or attend a Community Eligibility Provision school and they must have missed at least five consecutive days of in person instruction because of school closure or virtual learning.  

TDHS and the Tennessee Department of Education partnered with local school districts to identify students that meet the qualifying criteria and the correct addresses to mail the cards.  The department is now in the process of mailing these cards to families.

 “P-EBT provided families with important support they needed during the summer and we’re excited to partner with schools to extend the program into the fall semester,” said Tennessee Department of Human Services Commissioner Danielle W. Barnes.  “Schools have truly become places families depend upon for nutrition and this program will provide resources to replace those meals while students are taking part in virtual learning. Helping families during this unprecedented time is how we will build a thriving Tennessee.”

For the second round of P-EBT, benefits will be issued on a new card and mailed to the homes of qualifying students.   Funds will not be placed on a family’s existing EBT/P-EBT card.  Families receiving benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) may be eligible for P-EBT during the fall semester.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act authorized the U.S. Department of Agriculture to approve states for P-EBT. Approved state agencies may operate P-EBT when a school is closed for at least five consecutive days during a public health emergency designation when the school would otherwise be in session. Tennessee is among the more than 40 states that have received P-EBT approval.

Learn more about the Tennessee Department of Human Services at www.tn.gov/humanservices.

 

 

Colby Wagoner

Food Service Director

Rogersville City School District

Bag lunch and fruit on books
Meal service for all RCS students is on Monday - Friday from 10:30-1:00 (Monday-Friday).  Meals can be picked up at loading dock on the west side of the building.  A breakfast and lunch will be provided daily.
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Great News!!!

Beginning Wednesday September 2, 2020, any child up to the age of 18, will be eligible to receive a free breakfast and lunch daily, Monday through Friday at Rogersville City School.  Children do not have to be present in the vehicle to receive the meals nor does the child have to be enrolled at RCS.  Meals will be served on the west side of the building at the cafeteria loading dock from 10:30am to 1:00pm Monday through Friday.  Meals will not be available on September 7th due to the Labor Day holiday.
 

Lunch Menu (click to see full pdf)

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Meal Prices

Meal Price
Student Lunch $2.45
Student Breakfast $1.50
Staff Lunch $3.20
Staff Breakfast $2.40
Visitor Lunch $4.00
Visitor Breakfast $2.50

 

A la Carte Prices

Item Price
Breakfast Entree $1.00
Biscuit/Bagel/Muffin $0.50
Cereal $0.50
Milk $0.50
Small Water $0.75
Larger Water $1.00
Epic Juice $1.25
Small Juice (apple or orange) $0.50
Juice Box $0.75
Cookie $0.35
Cookies (3-pack) $1.00
Other snacks $0.75
Ice Cream $0.50
Premium Ice Cream $1.00

Paper Items (sporks, cups, straws

trays, etc.)*

$0.10

* Applies only to students/adults not making cafe' purchases.

Director of School Nutrition

Colby Wagoner

Faculty Information

Department(s)
Food Nutrition
Title(s)
Director of Child Nutrition, Asst. Baseball Coach

Contact Information

School Email
(Primary)
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