New P-EBT resources:
We would like to share updated resources related to the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program. Visit Hunger Free Oklahoma's Schools Ending Hunger webpage . Resources on the webpage to highlight include:
- School staff presentation (video/PDF)
- Caregiver video (English/Spanish) or PDF presentation (English/Spanish)
- English caregiver handouts (full-page/half-page), Spanish handouts coming soon
- Updated public P-EBT page with FAQs: https://hungerfreeok.org/pebt/
Will all meals be free for students in SY 2022-23?
What meal patterns do we follow for SY 2022-23?
In SY 2022-23, school districts are required to follow meal patterns outlined in the National School Lunch/Breakfast program.
Will there be any waivers for Child Nutrition for SY 2022-23?
USDA has not issued any blanket waivers for SY 2022-23 but is allowing states to apply for certain state-level waivers. OSDE's Office of Child Nutrition has applied for and been approved for several state waivers tied specifically to COVID for SY 2022-23. These waivers must be applied for when and/or if a COVID resurgence occurs.
Can OSDE's Office of Child Nutrition apply for waivers regarding the free/reduced process, meal patterns or a higher reimbursement rate?
No, states cannot request waivers for these specific items. Only Congress can approve this type of flexibility.