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SUN Meals/Summer Food Service Program

Please note that Youngstown City School is not an open site for free meals for the summer. You can find locations for free meals by clicking the red link below. If your scholar is enrolled and attends Summer School/Enrichment, they will be provided with a free breakfast and lunch during their session.

Click here for information for sites for free summer meals

SUMMER EBT OR SUN BUCKS

The Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer Program for Children (Summer EBT or SUN Bucks) is new for summer 2024. Summer EBT/SUN Bucks provides grocery benefits to low-income families with school-aged children when school is closed for the summer. Summer EBT benefits will be loaded to a household’s Ohio Direction Card, or a benefit card will be sent in the mail to each eligible child.  

Families can use the money to buy food during the summer at grocery stores, farmers markets and other authorized retailers. Families will receive a one-time benefit of $120 for each eligible child and participation will not affect children or families’ immigration status.

CHECK OUT THE OHIO SUN BUCKS WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS!

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILD IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE SUMMER EBT/SUN BUCKS AND HOW DO I APPLY?

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1.       If your household already participates in SNAP, OWF or if income eligible and receiving Medicaid benefits, your child will automatically be enrolled to receive summer benefits with no further action.

 

2.      If your household does NOT participate in SNAP, OWF or is income eligible and receiving Medicaid benefits, but you believe that your child might be eligible, you can apply for Summer EBT at https://sebt.ohio.gov/apply/

When applying, you will be asked to provide your child’s name, school, date of birth, address and some additional details. You will also be asked to report your household’s income. You will not need to provide any other documents or information including social security number, proof of citizenship, or pay stubs to apply. 

WHICH STUDENTS ARE INCLUDED IN SUMMER EBT?

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1.       Graduating seniors of any age will be included if they are approved for free or reduced-price meals.

 

2.      Preschool and Kindergarten students under the age of 6 will be included if they are approved for free or reduced-price meals.

QUESTIONS?

·         If you are unsure if you qualify for Summer EBT, we encourage you to complete the application at https://sebt.ohio.gov/apply/ - IF IN DOUBT, FILL IT OUT!

General Summer EBT Support Questions

Phone: 866-244-0071 Option 1
Email: support@ohio-k12.help

Questions About Summer EBT Card

Phone: 1-866-386-3071

To Check Your Application Status: https://sebt.ohio.gov/status/ 


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Youngstown City Schools is a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school District. We serve breakfast and lunch at NO cost to all enrolled students without collecting household applications.

Food Allergies

If any student has a food allergy, a doctor's order must be in place with the school nurse before we can make any alterations to the menu for the student. . 

We’re excited to announce a $94,644 Farm to School Grant to develop, implement, and evaluate a Farm to School Implementation Grant for 13 of its schools. Through the collaboration of three district departments: The Grants Office, Food Services, and Y-STEAM, alongside a partnership with Fork Farms, they will create and engage families and students in hydroponic gardening at the school sites. They also plan to create professional development for staff, design an innovative curriculum and host family events to taste the produce.  
“The opportunities afforded by the Farm to School grant will considerably leave an impact on our scholars,” said YCSD Superintendent Jeremy Batchelor. “We specifically built an educational component to coincide with the wellness piece so scholars can have a hands-on, educational experience. We are beyond grateful to the USDA for its support of Youngstown City Schools.” #YCSDFamily #YCSDSuccess #ExcellenceInEducationExperience #FarmToSchoolGrant #USDA

Our first harvest of the year!!

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

  3. email:
    Program.Intake@usda.gov

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

At Choffin...our student helper showcasing the delicious pasta salad he helped make!

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