Nutrition Services

All Bethel schools have free breakfast and lunch!

Free Breakfast and Lunch for All

Students in a cafeteria line getting their lunch from cafeteria workersThe Bethel School District is thrilled to announce that every Bethel student will have access to free breakfast and lunch meals, every school day for the 2021-22 school year! This effort ensures that every student has had the opportunity to eat two nutritious meals throughout the day and is ready to learn.

If you have any questions, please contact Nutrition Services: 541.461.6401 Ext. 4197

Need the Oregon Household free and reduced lunch application for other programs? Click here

¿Necesita la solicitud de almuerzo gratis o reducido para hogares de Oregon para otros programas? Haga clic aquí


P-EBT cardsOregon p-ebt card

Many Bethel students qualify for P-EBT cards. P-EBT cards provide food benefits to families with children who may be missing meals due to COVID-19-related school and childcare closures. The cards operate much like debit cards and can be used to buy most foods, except prepared foods and foods sold hot. The Oregon Department of Human Services oversees the program and is responsible for getting the cards to families. Some families may have received the cards over the summer.

Family Help with P-EBT: The Oregon 211 info services are the official help line for families to contact with questions or concerns about PEBT benefits. Any items that cannot be corrected by ODHS staff will be escalated to the ODE Central Team for resolution by working with the schools. Please provide this information to your families:

Families, if you are inquiring about your student’s eligibility for Pandemic EBT, or have other P-EBT questions, please use 211 info services included below.

Phone: Dial 211 from anywhere in Oregon
Text: Text your zip code to 898211 (TXT211) 
Webwww.211info.org or the pebt.oregon.gov webpage for current P-EBT information.
EmailEBT.schoolmeals@dhsoha.state.or.us

 

What's on the Menu?

Bethel Nutrition Policies

  • The District’s goal is for all students to enter the classroom with the nutrition needed to maximize learning. No student will be denied meals based on their account payment status.
  • Payments are accepted online at mymealtime.com. There is no fee to use this service. At mymealtime.com you can monitor accounts and set payment reminders. Checks and cash payments are also accepted at your child’s school.
  • Households are expected to prepay for meals and keep their accounts up to date on at least a weekly basis.
  • Efforts will be made to collect payments on overdue accounts and/or assess ability to pay. Assistance with lunch payments are available on a limited basis to families experiencing temporary hardship. Details can be found in the Nutrition Services Administrative Rule (PDF)
  • For information on accounts and payments, please call 541.461.6401, Ext. 4197.

Federal Nutrition Policies

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: How to File a 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; or

3).  Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Questions?

Please contact us!

Nutrition Services Director