Drive Thru Meals
The Baldwin Park Unified School District (BPUSD) Food & Nutrition Services (FNS) program is committed to serving nutritious meals to our students during the unanticipated school closures and distance learning. The
Nutrition Services Department will provide an opportunity for families to drive through and pick up multiple days’ worth of meals for the students enrolled in the district. Due to regulations, we are only able to provide meals to students that are actively enrolled in BPUSD.
Starting Monday August 17, 2020 all district school sites will provide 5 days’ worth of breakfast, lunch and supper at no cost to the families. Meals will be distributed between 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. every Monday, in the parking lot or bus lane at each participating school. In order to assist the school staff with providing the correct amount of meals for the families, Student Meal Distribution Cards will be mailed out to each household which will list all actively enrolled students. This card is REQUIRED to be presented every time meal(s) are picked up.
Families will be assigned designated meal pickup locations and meals may only be picked up at that assigned site. Families may pickups meals for all enrolled students at one location. If a parent/legal guardian is not available to pick up the meals, the student can pick up the meals but must bring the card with him/her.
Student Meal Distribution Card must be presented when picking up food at designated location. If the card is not presented, school staff will have the ability to look up a student but it must be at the assigned site. If meals are picked up at the wrong location, parent will be redirected to the correct site.
If card is lost or stolen, please contact Nutrition Services at 626-856-4224 and a new card will be mailed to the home.
The pickup location will typically be the school where your child has been enrolled. For families with students enrolled at several different schools, one pickup location will be assigned for the entire family.
If your student currently receives a documented Special Diet Meal Accommodation through the School Nutrition Program, please contact Nutrition Services at (626) 856-4224 and let us know if your student will participate in the school meal pick-up during the distant learning period.
For Families that do not have transportation we will make every attempt to deliver meals.
Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand!
Baldwin Park High School’s food and nutrition services recently earned the 2019 Champions of Breakfast Award for implementing innovative serving models and increasing the number of students who eat breakfast on a daily basis by 25 percent.
Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act Communication
Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its website at www.irs.gov.
You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its website at www.ftb.ca.gov.
There are many options for notifying households about the EITC which may include in–person, electronic, mail, flyers, or by phone.
For additional information, refer to the IRS EITC web page at https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/individuals/earned-income-tax-credit or the California EITC web page at https://www.ftb.ca.gov/file/personal/credits/california-earned-income-tax-credit.html.
If you have questions regarding this subject, please contact the IRS by phone at 800-829-3676 or through its website at www.irs.gov. You can also contact the Franchise Tax Board by phone at 800-852-5711 or through its website at www.ftb.ca.gov.
COMMUNITY ELIGIBILITY PROVISION
COMMUNITY ELIGIBILITY PROVISION — 2018-2019
Sixteen of the Baldwin Park Unified Schools will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision for the 2018-2019 school year.
The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a non-pricing meal service option for schools and school districts in low-income areas. CEP allows the nation’s highest poverty schools and districts to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students without collecting household applications. Instead, schools that adopt CEP are reimbursed using a formula based on the percentage of students categorically eligible for free meals based on their participation in other specific means-tested programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Families will not have to fill out meal applications. Participating schools are as follows:
Notice: The California Revenue and Taxation Code (RTC) Section 19853(b) requires local educational agencies (LEA) that operate the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) to annually notify households about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Information Act.