Nutrition Services

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Funding available for summer meals for eligible families 

SUN Bucks, also known as P-EBT, is a new federal program to support families who lose access to free school meals over the summer months. Families will receive $120 for each eligible child to help cover the cost of groceries from when school is out of session. SUN Bucks can be used to buy food at locations like grocery stores, farmers markets and corner stores.

Benefits will be issued between mid-June and August 2024

Eligibility for SUN Bucks is based primarily on household income or participation in other public assistance programs like SNAP and TANF. Use this screening tool to see if your child is eligible for this program.

Who is eligible for SUN Bucks?

Students AUTOMATICALLY eligible:

  • Children who are enrolled at a school that operates the National School Lunch or Breakfast Program (including Tacoma Public Schools), and 
    • Directly certified for free or reduced-price school meals 
    • Submit a qualifying Family Income Survey (FIS)

What to expect

  • New cards and notification letters will be mailed
    • Individual cards for each student
  • SUN Bucks Call Center: 
    • 1-833-543-3230 
    • Monday-Friday between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (except observed holidays)

Get more information:  Washington SUN Bucks Summer EBT Program | DSHS

 

Our school menus are full of options; check back in August for more info 

Download the MySchoolMenus app or check your school’s website to always have your school’s breakfast and lunch menus at your fingertips.

A few helpful things to know:

  • Middle and high school students will have a variety of options daily (hot meals, sandwiches, fresh fruits and veggies).
  • Milk, fruits and veggies are available to go with any food your child brings in – have them ask cafeteria staff for details.
  • The MySchoolMenus website and app allow you to filter for allergens and dietary preferences.

Breakfast and lunch are offered at no cost to families all year.

Download the MySchoolMenus App

Visit the app store on your mobile device to access your school menu. 

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Contact Us

Nutrition Services
Email: nutritionservices@tacoma.k12.wa.us
Phone: 253-571-3370
Fax: 253-571-3377