Emergency Meal Service

UPDATED SCHEDULE: Emergency Meal Service Continues this Summer!
Posted on 06/14/2020
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WE WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE MEALS DURING THE STAY HOME ORDER FROM GOVERNOR INSLEE.

North Kitsap School District will continue to provide free grab and go meals for all NKSD students Monday through Friday from 11:30am - 12:30pm from Monday, June 22 through Thursday, July 2. There is NO SERVICE on Friday, July 3 in observance of the July 4 holiday.


Starting the week of July 6, grab and go meals will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:15am - 12:30pm through Thursday, August 20. Families will be provided two days of meals on Tuesdays and three days of meals on Thursdays.


Meals are free to every NKSD student. Registration is not required and there are no forms to fill out.


There will be a limited number of meals available each day. Students can not stay at the school to eat them because of social distancing guidance from state and local health agencies.

Grab and Go meal pick-up sites for summer:

Kingston Middle School 
9000 NE West Kingston Road, Kingston, WA 98346
11:00am -12:30pm Monday through Thursday, July 2.
**STARTING JULY 6**
11:15am - 12:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 20.


Poulsbo Middle School
2003 NE Hostmark Street, Poulsbo, WA 98370
11:00am -12:30pm Monday through Thursday, July 2.

**STARTING JULY 6**
11:15am - 12:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 20.

Beginning the week of July 6, families will be provided two days of meals on Tuesdays and three days of meals on Thursdays.

All meals will be provided cold, with a reheating options for many entrees. Printed instructions for reheating will be available at distribution sites.


To learn about all of the resources available during the closure, visit nkschools.org/coronavirus.


Pandemic EBT Meal Program

Because COVID-19 closed our schools, your children may be eligible for food assistance, called Pandemic EBT (P-EBT): Emergency School Meals Program.

P-EBT provides families with funds to make up for the cost of meals while school was closed. This benefit is for Washington children in grades k-12 who receive free or reduced-price school meals. These benefits will be on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card which is used like a debit card to buy groceries.

If your family has lost income since schools closed, you may be eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. You can find out if you are eligible and how to apply by calling (360) 396-3279 or visit the Food & Nutrition Services section of our website.

Every eligible child may receive up to a maximum of $399 of P-EBT. Immigration status does not matter for P-EBT – it is not Basic Food and will not count in a public charge test. P-EBT is intended to replace meals missed while schools closed due to COVID-19. Children are allowed to get free meals from school and community sites and get P-EBT at the same time – they are separate programs.

If your family does not receive Basic Food, you must apply for P-EBT if you want to receive the funds. The application will be open by June 30. There are two ways to apply:

Go to: www.WashingtonConnection.org, or

Call DSHS at 877-501-2233

Learn more about P-EBT.



Find a Summer Meal Site Near You

Summer meal programs help children aged 18 and under get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow during the summer. This federally-funded program is sponsored by many organizations throughout our state, including schools, nonprofit organizations, local governments, tribes, and more.

SFSP is separate from meal programs operated by the school district during school closures, which may be continuing to providing meals over the summer.

To find a Summer Meals site near you, please use a Summer Meals Locator: Text “food” or “comida” to 877–877, or you can also find summer meal sites online.