School Meals
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Ingenuity Prep will provide meals for students on a daily basis from 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM while school remains virtual.  Students or their family members can pick-up student meals. Multiple days of meals can be picked up at one time.  Meal pick-up will be located in the same place where you picked up your student’s Chromebook.

 

We’ve partnered with Revolution Foods to provide all students with free fresh breakfast and frozen lunch meals every school day. Through our meal program, students are exposed to a variety whole fruits and vegetables, healthy carbohydrates, and lean proteins.

Other Local Food Resources

Curbside Groceries – Servicing neighborhoods across Ward 8 with few retail grocery options, Curbside Groceries delivers a full market basket of goods and groceries year-round – including fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy, proteins, and pantry staples.  Curbside Groceries will be at Ingenuity Prep every Tuesday from 3:30 – 7:00pm.

Grocery Distribution Sites – Grocery sites are available throughout the District to provide fresh fruits, vegetables, and non-perishable groceries to families. Residents are encouraged to bring a cart and/or tote bag to transport groceries at home. Masks are required at the grocery sites. Grocery sites are open 10 am – 11:30 am.

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Extended through 9.30 – P-EBT provides food benefits on an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card to District families with children who normally receive free or reduced-price school meals if not for school closures due to COVID-19. The daily food benefit is equal to $5.70 per child per school day or $28.50 per week and can be used to purchase food at stores that accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP; formally food stamps) EBT benefits and can also be used to purchase food for delivery online at Amazon.

District families with children who qualify for free or reduced-price school meals will receive benefits automatically. If the family current receives SNAP or TANF, P-EBT benefits will be automatically loaded onto the family’s existing EBT card. Families not on SNAP or TANF will automatically receive an EBT card in the mail with their P-EBT benefits pre-loaded. More information can be found at the DHS P-EBT page at dhs.dc.gov/p-ebt or by calling the P-EBT Call Center at (202) 868-6663 from 7:30 am – 4:45 pm, Monday – Friday.

Please note: New EBT cards will not be issued.  Students who have not previously received an EBT benefit (via SNAP or P-EBT) will not be eligible.

Important Civil Rights Policies

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, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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, etc.), 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: program.intake@usda.gov.

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

 

District of Columbia Human Rights Act

 

Also, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, approved December 13, 1977 (DC law 2-38; DC official code §2-1402.11(2006), as amended) states the following:

 

It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice to do any of the following acts, wholly or partially for a discriminatory reason based upon the actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, or political affiliation of any individual. To file a complaint alleging discrimination on one of these bases, please contact the District of Columbia’s Office of Human Rights at (202) 727-4559 or ohr@dc.gov.