Nutrition & Community Resources

Listed below are updates from OUSD and other community resources for meals
and other food distribution sites to assist during the COVID-19 school closures.

For additional information and School Closure Resources




Pandemic-EBT Benefits
Apply by June 30, 2020

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Pandemic EBT Benefits (P-EBT)

For families receiving free or reduce school lunch benefits this link to the California Department of Social Services explains how to you can apply for additional food support during this pandemic. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when schools are closed because of the coronavirus emergency.

More than 34 states have been approved for P-EBT, which provides families with additional funds for purchasing food while school is closed. These funds are in addition to meals provided through emergency meal services. In California, schools may help spread the word by educating families about the following:

  • Children are eligible for P-EBT if their school is closed and they:
    • attend a Provision 2 or CEP school, or
    • are Directly Certified for free and reduced-price meals, or
    • are otherwise eligible for free and reduced-price meals.
  • If eligible families have not received a P-EBT card in the mail they can apply online between now and June 30. No paperwork is required.

    Department of Social Services P-EBT Information: LINK
    Online Application:
    Download Pandemic-EBT Frequently Asked Questions - PDF 

Nutrition Services for Students / Servicios de Nutrición para Estudiantes





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**UPDATE: 5/8/2020 - Beginning May 11, OUSD Nutrition Services will adding Fairhaven Elementary as another one of its Grab-N-Go Meal distribution sites.

FAIRHAVEN ELEMENTARY will be serving meals from 10am to Noon on Mondays and Wednesdays.  We will continue to be at our Bus feeding site at Bristol and Memory Lane from 10am to noon. A bus will pickup breakfast and lunches and distribute to students at this location.

Nutrition Services will be serving Grab-N-Go Breakfast and Lunch from 8am to 12pm on Mondays and Wednesdays at the following schools: Cambridge, Esplanade, Fairhaven, Handy, Lampson, Taft, Portola MS, El Modena HS, and Orange HS.  Secondary sites will serve out of snack bars, not in the cafeteria or multipurpose rooms, to prevent students gathering.

Students are not allowed to stay on campus or congregate to consume meals. They should take meals off campus and not gather or use any facilities.


**ACTUALIZACIÓN: 05-08/2020 - Comenzando 11 de mayo, Servicios de Nutrición agregará la primaria Fairhaven Elementary como otro de sus sitios de distribución de comidas Grab-N-Go.

LA PRIMARIA FAIRHAVEN ELEMENTARY servirá comidas de 10 a.m. a mediodía los lunes y miércoles. Seguiremos estando en nuestro un sitio de alimentación de autobuses por la calle Bristol y Memory Lane desde las 10 am a 12 pm. Un autobús recogerá los paquetes de desayuno y almuerzos y los distribuirá a los estudiantes en este lugar.

Servicios de Nutrición van estar sirviendo desayuno y almuerzo de “Grab-N-Go” (para llevar) desde las 8 am a 12 pm cada Lunes y Miercoles en las siguientes escuelas: Cambridge, Esplanade, Fairhaven, Handy, Lampson, Taft, Portola MS, El Modena HS, y Orange HS. Las escuelas secundarias servirán en los puestos de comida, no en la cafetería o en salas de multipropósito para evitar que los estudiantes se juntan. Los estudiantes no se pueden quedar en la escuela o reunirse con otros para consumir la comida. Ellos deben que llevar sus comidas fuera de la escuela y no juntarse o usar ningun instalación.


USDA CalFresh Food Assitance/Asistencia Alimentaria

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