Meal Distribution and Community Resources
Meal Pickup and Distribution
We recognize that even as the school year comes to an end, students will continue to benefit from access to nutritious meals. We are excited to announce that we will continue to distribute meals to students through the summer.
- Meals are distributed at the Kauffman School, located at 6401 The Paseo:
- Meals can be picked up through our no-contract distribution procedure between the hours of 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Monday – Friday.
- We will distribute meal boxes containing 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches for every child in the household under age 18.
- Only 1 box may be picked up for each child in the household each week; we sincerely appreciate your adherence to this rule as it is critical to us continuing the meal distribution program.
- Students do not need to be present to receive a meal box.
- As of June 1, meals will be distributed from the rear of the school building. Vehicles should enter through D gate.
Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, families that qualify for free or reduced price meals at school may be eligible for a new one-time Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) of up to $302 per child (Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 12) to help cover the cost of meals students have eaten at home on days that schools have been closed. Students can receive P-EBT benefits even if they have been or continue to receive meals provided by the school district during the school closure. If your child was not previously eligible for free or reduced price meals, but you have now lost income, you may be eligible to receive P-EBT benefits (review the P-EBT Eligibility Criteria document below).
The benefit is placed on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card families use to buy food. If you received Food Stamp (SNAP) benefits in March, do not apply for these new/additional benefits. The full $302 will automatically be loaded to your existing EBT card. If you did not receive Food Stamp (SNAP) benefits in March, you must apply for this benefit by June 30, 2020 (see below).
The most efficient way to apply is to submit your application online at EmergencyMealSurvey.com/MO. You will also likely experience a faster approval process. If you’re not able to apply online, you can follow the link below to the paper application. The fillable PDF document can then be emailed or mailed to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Paperwork should not be sent to the Kauffman School; instead, follow the instructions and additional details in the letter to families below and submit your information directly to DESE.
Please review these important documents carefully:
- P-EBT Letter to Families
- P-EBT Eligibility Criteria
- P-EBT Online Application
- P-EBT Paper Application (hard copy to fill out and email or mail to DESE if you’re not able to submit the application online)
- P-EBT Frequently Asked Questions
To request a paper application be mailed to you, please contact Bailey Page at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-339-8153.
The Department of Social Services (DSS) will send families a letter indicating if your application is approved or denied. If you have questions on how to apply for the P-EBT benefit, contact DSS through the online chat feature at mydss.mo.gov or call 855-373-4636. For more information on the EBT card, visit: mydss.mo.gov/food-assistance/ebt.