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FeedingBRkids is ensuring Baton Rouge families know where to get meals for children under 18 across the community.


What to Know

  • The ongoing coronavirus outbreak means that East Baton Rouge Parish schools won’t educate students on campus for the first month of this school year, but schools will hand out grab-n-go meals on campus throughout.

  • Starting Aug. 10, parents can go to their child's school each weekday between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and pick up a hot breakfast and lunch. This daily grab-n-go meal service will last the first two weeks of school.

  • Then, between Aug. 26 and Sept 4, the school sites will shift gears and hand out 10 days worth of “semi-shelf stable meal boxes” to families to get them through Labor Day. More updates will come after Labor Day. 

Answers to Common Questions

  •  You do not need to sign up to receive meals

  • Any child 18 and under is eligible to receive a meal

  • Parent/guardian may pick up a meal on behalf of child if they have completed the forms

  • Your child does not need to attend an EBR public school to get meals, they can attend any school in the Parish

  • Serving times are listed on the website


Louisiana reopens 2019-2020

Pandemic-EBT applications

  • Louisiana is giving families another opportunity to receive financial benefits from free and reduced-price school meals missed when schools closed in 2019-2020 due to the pandemic. Eligible families who did not apply for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program in May and June can take advantage of the second application window that opens for three weeks, beginning at 8 a.m. September 8.

  • Families of children who normally receive free or reduced-price meals are eligible for the program. This includes all children who attend a Community Eligibility Provision school where all children receive free and reduced-price meals regardless of income. This second application period of the 2019-2020 P-EBT is only for families of the estimated 264,111 students who did not apply to receive P-EBT benefits during the initial window in the spring. When the original application window closed June 15, the families of nearly 470,800 eligible children signed up to receive benefits.

  • These one-time benefits, which total $285 per child, intend to cover 50 school days, from the onset of statewide school facility closures in March through the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. Parents who applied for free meals in May, after the P-EBT program was announced, will receive $91.20 per eligible child, which covers the cost of meals for 16 school days in May.

  • Local school systems will notify families they might be eligible for P-EBT. The families must then apply if they wish to receive the benefits. The application will be available in a P-EBT portal on the Louisiana Department of Education website. The portal opens September 8 at 8 a.m., and the deadline to apply is September 29 at 5 p.m.

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