Welcome to Food & Nutritional Services
Many studies have shown that eating habits are established early in life and tend to carry through to adulthood. As a result, the food that children eat now will undoubtedly influence their state of health in later life. Making informed food choices is an integral part of a child’s normal growth and development. Many studies have shown that healthy eating habits developed early in life will encourage healthy eating as an adult.
At Chief Leschi Schools we believe that a proper diet helps students achieve in the classroom through:
- improved attention in task performance
- quicker and more accurate retrieval of information (i.e. working memory)
- fewer errors made in problem solving activities
- better concentration and ability to perform complex tasks
Chief Leschi Schools has been selected for a 2022-2023 WSDA Farm to School Purchasing Grant! This grant provides funding to secure locally grown produce and food from local area farmers. We are officially partnering with the farms listed below:
- Sterino Farms for Fruits and Vegetables!
- Farm Fresh Northwest for fresh Ground Beef!
- Four Elements Organic Farms for Fruits and Vegetables!
- De La Mesa Farms for Vegetables!
- Little Eorthe Farm for Fruits!
- Stewart Organics for Vegetables!
We will offer these foods on our menu along with our salad bar throughout the growing season. We are beyond happy to offer these healthier meals from our local farmers to our students!!!
Make P-EBT as easy as 1-2-3 this summer: 1. Sign up. 2. Get text updates.
3. Ask questions
Sign up in seconds at https://www.textpebt.dshs.wa.gov/
- USDA Resources
- Families can call 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479)
- USDA National Hunger Hotline- can be reached Monday–Friday
- No Kid Hungry Resources
- Texting Line - Families may text "Food" or "Comida" to 304-304 to find free summer meals near them.
- Meal Site Locator - https://www.nokidhungry.org/find-free-meals website.
Families that received the PEBT card for their children in 2021 will not be reissued another card for this distribution. Only families that did not receive them will get a card this time. If the family has lost the first card, they have to contact the help line.
$120 per child will be disbursed in late July-Early August.
Families who already got PEBT will have the money distributed to their old cards. They will not be sent new cards.
If they need new cards, they will have to contact the call center.
at 1-833-518-0282. If they need to change an address, they will need to call the same number.
The Affordable Connectivity Program was created by the FCC to help households struggling to pay for internet service. As part of that effort, the FCC is mobilizing people and organizations to help raise awareness about the ACP.
Households are also independently eligible if:
1. Their income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level ($60,000 for a family of four); or
2. A member of the household participates in certain other Federal benefit programs—including, among others, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Medicaid, and Federal Public Housing Assistance; or
3. Child attends a school operating CEP.
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, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.