Food Services Announcement

PA Pandemic Nutrition Relief - P-EBT Card

Food Services Announcement


RE: P-EBT Card: Through P-EBT, eligible school children receive temporary emergency nutrition benefits loaded on EBT cards to purchase food outside of school.

COVID-19 relief packages recently passed by the United States Congress contain numerous benefits for families financially impacted by the pandemic. Some of these benefits are available to students who are eligible for free or reduced-priced school meals.


Free/Reduced Meal Application:

If you believe your family may qualify for free or reduced-price meals this school year and have not yet submitted an application, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible. You can apply online at www.schoolcafe.com. There is a direct link to School Café under Food Services on the Avon Grove Charter School website www.agcharter.org.

The application will be used to determine which benefits your child(ren) and/or household may be eligible to receive. Please be aware that applying for free or reduced-price meals will not impact meals that your child(ren) currently receives through the school (Hybrid or Grab-N-Go Meals).


You DO NOT need to submit an application if:

· You have received a letter of approval of Direct Certification

· Have previously submitted an application and was approved for free or reduced priced meals.

If you previously submitted an application and was denied eligibility you may reapply if you had a decrease in household income, become unemployed, or had an increase in household size.


Mailing Address:

· Please be sure your mailing address is current and up to date. If you have moved, please notify the Enrollment Office at enrollment@agcharter.org as soon as possible.

· Incomplete or inaccurate addresses may delay the issuance of benefits your family may be entitled.


If you have any questions regarding the free/reduced application process, please contact Karen Furlano at kfurlano@agcharter.org or 484-667-5000 ext. 312.


For additional food service questions, please contact Leona Bankoski, Food Service Manager at lbankoski@agcharter.org or 484-667-5000 ext. 313.


Thank you,

Leona Bankoski, Food Service Manager.


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Through P-EBT, eligible school children may now receive temporary emergency nutrition benefits loaded on EBT cards to purchase food outside of school.