Free or Reduced Applications

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) provides nutrition benefits to families who have lost access to free or reduced-price school meals because schools are closed. Eligible students and families will receive money on a new or existing EBT card to help fill the school meals gap. The average benefit will be $5.70/day per student, retroactive to when school initially closed. Families can get both P-EBT and “grab and go” meals from schools and community organizations that schools are serving during the pandemic. 

If your child isn't free or reduced, but could qualify.  Please fill out the application below at EXMeal Website.  You can be added to the next round of P-EBT benefits. 

For more information you may go to the Oregon Department of Human Services Benefits and Assistance website. 

Another source of information is a News Release from DHS and ODE


**Note: Families on the free or reduced-price meal services must renew their application every year, before October 2019, to prevent a disruption of service.  

Free and Reduced Eligibility will rollover to the 2019-20 school year, for 30 school attendance days. For the 2019-20 school year that date is Oct 7, 2019.  Before Oct 7, 2019 you need to fill out another application in order to continue with your Free or Reduced meal status, please do so even if you have SNAP or TANF,  make sure you have the application filled out and returned to
your child's school before their eligibility expires. Once we receive your application the 30 day rollover is no longer valid. 

Applications can be accepted for 2019-20 school year after August 19, 2019 and through out the school year.


EZMeal Website for online Applications

Easier, faster and more confidential than paper.
Apply for meal benefits for your children online

EXMeal Application Website 


Please provide an email address, the application status will be emailed to you. If you do not have an email address then we will mail a letter regarding your application status.

If you do not receive confirmation within 10 business days, please contact Char Hampton, 541-663-3214.  Or email her at


You may print the application below and then return to your school or to Char Hampton at 1305 N Willow Street, La Grande, OR 97850

English 2019-20 Free and Reduced Application

Español 2019-20 Solicitud Gratuita y Reducida



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