SMBSD will continue to offer nutritious breakfast and lunch meals to all SMBSD students at no cost. Meals will be available in school cafeterias for In-person education. Identified independent study students may coordinate "take-home" meals with the Food Service Department or assigned school site main office. Please contact Kimberly Rodriguez at 805-361-8102 or email@example.com for more information.
The Food Services Department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students’ health, well-being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices. We provide students with access to a variety of appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
- FREE SUMMER MEALS
- ONLINE APPLICATION
- USDA NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
- School Site Cafeteria Manager
- Wellness Policy
- Earned Income Tax Credit
- P-EBT: Pandemic EBT Cards
FREE SUMMER MEALS
The Santa Maria Bonita School District (SMBSD) in collaboration with the Santa Barbara County Food Bank will be providing free meals to any children 18 years old and younger in the Santa Maria community. The following sites will provide a grab and go curbside breakfast and a lunch together, Monday - Friday. Children need to be present for meals to be distributed.
SMBSD Summer- Community Feeding Sites
(Sites will be closed on Jun. 19th, Jul. 3rd & Jul. 4th)
Sanchez Elementary - curbside, Jun. 12- Aug. 4,
804 W. Liberty St. -11:30am -12:30pm
Alvin Elementary- curbside, Jun. 12- Aug. 4,
301 E. Alvin Ave. -11:30am -12:30pm
In addition, the Santa Barbara County Food Bank will be distributing meals the the following nearby sites:
*June 12 - August 4 Guadalupe Courts 4206 11th St.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
*June 12 - August 4 Minami Park- Battles St Side 600 W. Enos Dr.
1200 W. Williams
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Santa Maria Boys & Girls Club
901 N. Railroad Ave. 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
1100 N. Palisade Dr. 11:00am-12:00pm
1155 W. Rancho Verde 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Central Plaza Apts 200 N. Mcclelland St. 12:00pm - 1:00pm
*June 12 - August 11
Santa Ynez Elementary School
3325 Pine Street
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
*June 12 - August 4
260 Gonzales Dr.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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USDA NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
USDA NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or
3. email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
School Site Cafeteria Manager
Souza Center Cafeteria
Schools Cafeteria Managers
Earned Income Tax Credit
The California Revenue and Taxation Code (RTC) Section 19853(b) requires local educational agencies (LEA) that operate the National School Lunch Program to annually notify households about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Information Act.
The EITC is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income. In order to qualify for the EITC, households must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if taxes are not owed or households are not required to file. The EITC reduces the amount of tax households owe and may allow for a refund.
Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act Communication
Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its website at www.irs.gov.
You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its website at www.ftb.ca.gov.
There are many options for notifying households about the EITC which may include in–person, electronic, mail, flyers, or by phone.
For additional information, refer to the IRS EITC web page at https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/individuals/earned-income-tax-credit or the California EITC web page at https://www.ftb.ca.gov/file/personal/credits/california-earned-income-tax-credit.html.
If you have questions regarding this subject, please contact the IRS by phone at 800-829-3676 or through its website at www.irs.gov. You can also contact the Franchise Tax Board by phone at 800-852-5711 or through its website at www.ftb.ca.gov.
Comunicado del Acto de Informacion del Crédito Fiscal por Ingresos del Trabajo del Gobierno Federal (Federal EITC).
En base de sus ingresos anuales, puede tener derecho a recibir el Crédito Fiscal por Ingresos del Trabajo del Gobierno Federal (Federal EITC). El EITC federal es un crédito reembolsable del impuesto federal sobre la renta para personas y familias trabajadoras con bajos ingresos. El EITC federal no afecta a determinadas ayudas sociales. En la mayoría de los casos, los pagos del EITC Federal no se utilizarán para determinar la elegibilidad para Medicaid, Seguridad de Ingreso Suplementario, cupones de alimentos, viviendas para personas de bajos ingresos o la mayoría de los pagos de Asistencia Temporal para Familias Necesitadas. Aunque no deba impuestos federales, debe presentar una declaración de impuestos federales para recibir el EITC federal. Asegúrese de rellenar el formulario del EITC federal que figura en el Folleto de declaración del impuesto federal sobre la renta. Para obtener información sobre su derecho a recibir el EITC federal, incluida información sobre cómo obtener el Aviso 797 del Servicio de Impuestos Internos (IRS) o cualquier otro formulario e instrucciones necesarios, póngase en contacto con el IRS llamando al 1-800-829-3676 o a través de su sitio web en www.irs.gov.
También puede ser elegible para recibir el California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) a partir del año fiscal 2015. El EITC de California es un crédito reembolsable del impuesto sobre la renta estatal para personas y familias trabajadoras con bajos ingresos. El EITC de California se trata de la misma manera que el EITC federal y, por lo general, no se utilizará para determinar la elegibilidad para los beneficios de bienestar bajo la ley de California. Para solicitar el EITC de California, aunque no deba impuestos de California, debe presentar una declaración de la renta de California, completar y adjuntar el formulario EITC de California (FTB 3514). Para obtener información sobre la disponibilidad de los requisitos para solicitar el crédito y sobre cómo obtener los formularios de California necesarios y obtener ayuda para presentar la declaración, póngase en contacto con la Franchise Tax Board al 1-800-852-5711 o a través de su sitio web en www.ftb.ca.gov.
P-EBT: Pandemic EBT Cards
P-EBT: Pandemic EBT Cards
On August 2, 2022, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved the California Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) State plan for school age children in School Year (SY) 2021–22. The USDA also recently approved the California Summer 2022 P-EBT plan. This communication provides eligibility information, timeline for benefit issuance, and communication and resources for households. The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) is the lead state agency for P-EBT benefits with data support from the California Department of Education (CDE).
Note: P-EBT is a federal program that gives eligible households food benefits to replace in person school meals that children missed due to the pandemic. P-EBT benefit levels are based on the amount of time a student missed school meals because they attended school through independent study (IS), or attended school in-person but were absent presumed due to COVID-19. Therefore, the number of students that qualify for P-EBT in SY 2021-22 and corresponding benefit levels may be significantly lower than in prior P-EBT issuances.
SY 2021–22 P-EBT Eligibility and Benefits Timeline
SY 2021–22 P-EBT benefits will be provided to school age children that meet all the following requirements:
- Attended a school that participated in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), School Breakfast Program (SBP), or Seamless Summer Option (SSO), in SY 2021–22
- Student eligibility:
- Determined eligible in SY 2021–22 or SY 2020–21 for free or reduced-price meals through meal application, alternative income form, direct certification, or designation as homeless, migrant, or foster; or
- Attended a school that participates in Provision 2 or the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), regardless of individual student eligibility
- Missed in-person instruction through excused absences for five school days or more in a month, or attended school virtually through an IS program
Eligible children do not need to apply for SY 2021–22 P-EBT to receive P-EBT benefits. The CDE will use eligibility data and end of year absence data already maintained in the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) to identify eligible children. The CDE will collect attendance and IS data in September using a separate collection tool. More detailed information on data needs have been communicated both to student information system vendors and local educational agency (LEA) CALPADS Administrators.
The amount of benefit each student will receive is based on the daily rate of $7.10 multiplied by the number of days of IS attendance or excused absences of five or more days in a month, as reported by the LEA in CALPADS and by the data collection tool. The CDE will provide the necessary data to the CDSS in October.
Distribution of P-EBT cards to school age children will occur in November through December 2022. Cards mailed during this timeframe will have SY 2021–22 P-EBT benefits for the months of August 2021 through December 2021. Cards will be automatically reloaded with a second issuance of benefits in late November and December 2022 with P-EBT benefits for the months of January 2022 through May 2022.
P-EBT cards will be mailed to the mailing address in CALPADS on October 1, 2022. The CDE requests that LEAs populate either the school or district address for any student records where no address is available, such as for students experiencing homelessness or otherwise having no permanent address.
Summer 2022 Benefits and Timeline
Summer 2022 P-EBT will be provided to school age children that meet all the following requirements:
- Enrolled for at least one day in May 2022 in a school that participated in the NSLP, SBP, or SSO in SY 2021-22
- Student eligibility:
- Determined eligible in SY 2021–22 for free or reduced-price meals through meal application, alternative income form, direct certification, or designation as homeless, migrant, or foster; or
- Attended a school that participates in Provision 2 or CEP, regardless of individual student eligibility
In addition, students not enrolled as of May 2022 (such as new transfer students) may be eligible for Summer 2022 P-EBT. Students newly eligible with a CALPADS eligibility start date on or before August 15, 2022, will receive Summer 2022 P-EBT.
The Summer 2022 P-EBT is for the period from June through August 2022, and has a set benefit amount of $391. Students that qualify will be mailed cards in November and December 2022, or benefits will be loaded on to existing cards for students that qualified for SY 2021–22 P-EBT.
Note: There are several situations in which students many not qualify for Summer 2022 P-EBT, which include the following:
- Exited school or graduated prior to May 1, 2022
- Transferred out of state
- Transferred to a school not participating in NSLP, SBP, or SSO before May 1, 2022
- Enrolled as a new kindergarten student in SY 2022–23 (kindergarten students may still qualify for Summer P-EBT if they received CalFresh during the Summer under the California P-EBT childcare-aged plan)
- Not eligible in May 2022, and addends a school site with new participation in CEP or Provision in SY 2022–23 that did not participate in CEP or Provision in SY 2021–22
Communications and Resources for Eligible Households
The CDSS will send communications about the upcoming availability of SY 2021–22 P-EBT benefits to eligible households prior to card distribution and the second issuance of SY 2021–22 P-EBT benefits. In addition, the CDSS has resources for eligible households and partners available in multiple languages on a new P-EBT web page at https://capandemic-ebt.org/.
The CDSS created the P-EBT Helpline to assist eligible households with questions about P-EBT. The P-EBT Helpline can assist with PIN set-up, address changes, request for replacement cards, or general questions about eligibility and benefits.
In addition, the P-EBT Helpline is more equipped to assist with inquiries and address individual cases. A new live chat feature will be available on the P-EBT website to provide general support. The contact information for the P-EBT Helpline is below.
Private schools are not required to keep student eligibility information in CALPADS. Therefore, private schools will be provided a separate process to report eligible student information for P-EBT benefits. The eligibility, benefits, and timeframes are the same and should not be impacted. The CDE will provide private schools more information in a separate communication.
Households that require assistance with P-EBT cards can call the P-EBT Helpline at 877-328-9677 (Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
For more information about P-EBT, please visit the CDSS P-EBT web page at https://capandemic-ebt.org/.
For LEAs with questions about P-EBT, please email the CDE at PEBT@cde.ca.gov.
Nutrition Services Division
California Department of Education