Food Distribution

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March 3, 2021

Dear SD 129 Families,

The State of Illinois will be providing Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits to every student within West Aurora School District 129. This is because of the district’s participation in the National School Lunch Program’s Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).

The P-EBT program provides food assistance to families by way of a money access card that can be used to purchase food at any participating store. The amount allocated to each student is $6.82 for each day that the student was not able to eat in a West Aurora building during the 2020-21 school year. More detailed information about the P-EBT program can be found here. Additional facts include:
 

  • It is imperative that we have your correct home address to report to the state. Please check online registration for next year on the Home Access Center. Corrections can be made by contacting Admissions at (630) 301-5050.
     
  • Accurate student attendance is crucial because unexcused absences will reduce your child’s total eligible days and reduce your benefits.
     
  • All SD129 families will receive the P-EBT card, regardless of immigration status.
     
  • Most questions can be answered by reading the Frequently Asked Questions on the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) webpage, or IDHS can be reached at 1-800-843-6154.
     

Sincerely,
Mrs. Angela Smith
Assistant Superintendent for Operations and CSBO
West Aurora School District 129
akdsmith@sd129.org

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