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SUMMER MENUS

NEW: S-EBT PROGRAM IS COMING THIS SUMMER!

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 authorized a permanent, nationwide S-EBT program for eligible families beginning in 2024. The state of Minnesota (MN) has submitted the S-EBT plan to implement this new federal program in summer 2024 to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the plan is pending approval. The administration of the S-EBT program will be a joint effort between the MN Department of Education (MDE), the MN Department of Human Services (DHS) and MN Information Technology Services (MNIT). The S-EBT program provides families with school-aged children eligible for free or reduced-price school meals at $40 per month per child ($120 total) during the summer months to purchase healthy foods with funds placed on EBT cards.

S-EBT ELIGIBILITY:
Students attending Owatonna Public Schools at the end of the 2023–24 school year can qualify through the following methods:

  • Students who are directly certified through Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), Foster and Medicaid.
  • Students who are categorically eligible (homeless, foster, migrant or runaway).
  • Students approved for the 2023–24 school year through the Application for Education Benefits.
  • Students who are newly eligible during the summer (until August 23, 2024) through the Application for Education Benefits.

Unsure if you qualify? Email us at nutritionservices@isd761.org or call 444-8616. 

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