• Important Meal Benefits Updates

    While meals are served at no cost to children ages 1-18 at several Portland Public School sites through December, there are several benefits for eligible families to submit a meal application this school year.

    • To ensure eligible students who qualify for free and reduced-price meals continue to receive meals at no cost for the entire school year (past December)
    • Families approved for free and reduced-price meals may be eligible to receive future potential government assistance such as Pandemic EBT benefits
    • Families may be eligible for other benefits such as school related fee reduction or waivers, low cost internet and health coverage

     Families have the following options to submit a meal application:

     Families do not need to submit a meal application if any of the following apply:

    • A meal application has been submitted and approved for the 2020-21 school year
    • The household received a 2020-21 Direct Certification Approval letter
    • All students in the household attend a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school (list located online at https://www.pps.net/Page/2088) where students eat meals at no cost
    • The household does not meet the Oregon Expanded Income Guidelines

     For meal benefits related questions, please call 503-916-3402 or email mealbenefits@pps.net.