AISD will offer free breakfast and lunch for all students during the 2021-22 school year.

Arlington ISD will utilize an option provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide free breakfast and lunch for all students throughout the 2021-22 school year.

All students will automatically qualify for free meals. Meal applications will not be needed to receive free meals for the 2021-22 school year.

HOUSEHOLD FAMILY DATA COLLECTION FORM:

To help ensure students receive all State funding and benefits available to their school and for appropriate comparisons for State accountability purposes, families will be asked to complete a Household Family Data Collection form.

Students needing proof of free and reduced price meals will also complete a Household Family Data Collection form.

P-EBT OUTREACH MATERIALS:

Enrolled students (up to 21 years of age) in families that temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals for the 2020-2021 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible to receive Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT).

P-EBT benefits can be used to buy food from any retailer that accepts the Lone Star Card. The application for P-EBT will open June 2, 2021. Go to www.yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT to apply.

The deadline to apply is Aug. 13, 2021.

A parent/guardian must apply if eligible child is:

  • Enrolled in K-12 and NOT part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between August 2020 and June 2021.
  • Born on or before Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for the first time during the 2020-2021 school year in May or June 2021.

A parent/guardian does not have to apply if eligible child is:

  • Born on or before Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between August 2020 and April 2021.
  • Born after Aug. 1, 2014, and is part of a family who received SNAP benefits for at least one month between October 2020 and June 2021.

For more information about eligibility, applying and getting your P-EBT benefits, visit hhs.texas.gov/pebt, or call the P-EBT Call Center at (833) 442-1255, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. CST.

P-EBT PANDEMIC ELIGIBILITY BENEFITS TRANSFER:

To complete a meal application for the 2020-21 P-EBT benefits, please contact Food and Nutrition Services at:

Address:

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday - Friday
    7:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Office Number:

  • (682) 867-7895

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.

Submit your completed form or letter 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;
  2. fax:             (202) 690-7442
  3. email:         program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.