Free & reduced meal qualifiers eligible for extra benefits

Kalama School District families may qualify to receive a free ASB card for school program activities and athletics, as well as a Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) card, which helps to cover the cost of groceries.

To determine eligibility, families must fill out a Free & Reduced Lunch form and then drop it off at the District Office. Completed forms can also be mailed to the office or emailed to laurie.merwin@kalama.k12.wa.us.

The district is encouraging families to submit their form prior to April 1, 2021 in order to maximize their benefit amount.

If you have questions about eligibility or the form itself, please give us a call at 360.673.5282.  


P-EBT: Frequently Asked Questions

How much will families get?

Benefit amounts vary depending on the learning model of their child’s school for each given month. The monthly benefit amount will range from $25 to $123.

How are P-EBT cards used?

P-EBT cards can be used like a debit card to buy food in most grocery stores and farmers

markets, or to buy food online at Amazon or Walmart.

Will families get a new P-EBT card each month?

No, families should keep each child’s P-EBT card. Benefits may be issued to the card every two months through the end of the school year for as long as the COVID-19 public health emergency continues.

Visit dshs.wa.gov/PEBT to learn more.

Si necesita esta información en Español, llame al Centro de contacto de P-EBT al 833-518-0282.