Nutrition Services

Welcome back! 

We look forward to seeing all of our students in school, and being able to serve them a variety of meals options.         

All students eat breakfast and lunch for FREE this school year.
Students will receive one breakfast and one lunch.
New menus and nutrition information can be found on our webpage.


P-EBT / Pandemic EBT Update

P-EBT benefits are provided through Oregon Department of Human Services.
Please contact DHS with questions about cards and funding.
ODHS card replacement line 1-855-328-6715 or email, OregonTrailCardDHS.Replacement@dhsoha.state.or.us
Email: EBTschoolmeals@dhsoha.state.or.us
ODHS Hotline: 503-945-6481; Activated on July 1st. Assistance in many languages provided.

For additional information about P-EBT visit pebt.oregon.gov and Pandemic EBT QA.

July 16, 2021: Oregon DHS will begin issuing Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) food benefits beginning July 22

  • Starting July 22, P-EBT food benefits will be issued to families whose children did not have access to free or reduced-price meals usually provided at school or childcare during the 2020–2021 school year because of COVID-19.
  • P-EBT cards will be mailed to families from a return address in South Dakota.
  • P-EBT food benefits can be used to purchase food anywhere that EBT is accepted.
  • P-EBT cards look different than the Oregon Trail Cards issued to SNAP households.

Oregon was approved to provide retroactive food benefits to eligible students for the 2020-21 school year.
Eligibility determined by district reopening status for the 2020-21 school year, not individual status.
P-EBT food benefits can be used to purchase food anywhere that EBT is accepted.

Two ways children receive P-EBT

Children receiving P-EBT will receive a letter notifying them of their benefits and P-EBT case ID number.
There are two ways children receive benefits:

  • If the child’s household currently participates in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), their P-EBT benefits will be deposited into the household’s SNAP account.
  • Those who do not particiapte in SNAP will receive a P-EBT card in the mail to the address on file with the school. P-EBT cards look different than the Oregon Trail Cards issued to SNAP households.

It is important for families who are expecting to receive P-EBT to open all mail with a return address from South Dakota as soon as they receive it. If you are expecting P-EBT and have not received the benefits by Aug. 15, please contact ODHS by emailing ebt.schoolmeals@dhsoha.state.or.us or by calling 503- 945-6481. P-EBT benefits also will be issued in August and September on the same schedule as July.

ODHS and ODE share responsibility in ensuring that children across Oregon receive P-EBT food benefits. ODE collaborates with school districts across Oregon to determine eligibility and ODHS issues the benefits on Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards.

P-EBT does not replace any child nutrition program already offered, and families are encouraged to continue participating in grab-n-go-meals or emergency food programs at their local schools and community locations.

P-EBT is separate from SNAP benefits including emergency allotments that are also being issued due to the impact of COVID-19. P-EBT benefits are not considered in a public charge test.

Districts that are open for 100% in-person or on-site school are NOT eligible for P-EBT.
There is no application for families to submit for benefits. Do not fill out a meal application if your child’s school is CEP.

Resources to help meet basic needs

About SNAP

Administered by ODHS, SNAP is a federal program that provides food assistance to approximately 1 million eligible, low-income families and individuals in Oregon, including many older adults and people with disabilities. Oregonians in need can apply for benefits, including SNAP, child care, cash assistance and Medicaid. Learn more at https://govstatus.egov.com/or-dhs-benefits. For local resources in your area, such as food or shelter, please call 2-1-1 or reach out to the state’s Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) at 1-855-ORE-ADRC or 1-855-673-2372.

About the Oregon Department of Education

The Oregon Department of Education fosters equity and excellence for every learner through collaboration with educators, partners, and communities. ODE oversees the education of over 560,000 students in Oregon’s public K-12 education system. While ODE isn’t in the classroom directly providing services, the agency (along with the State Board) – focuses on helping districts achieve both local and statewide goals and priorities through strategies such as:

  • Developing policies and standards
  • Providing accurate and timely data to inform instruction
  • Training teachers on how to use data effectively
  • Effectively administering numerous state and federal grants
  • Sharing and helping districts implement best practices

Companies that provide local products in our district:

Aloha Produce | Alpenrose | Bob’s Red Mill | Don Pancho | Gregg’s | Kiyokawa Orchards | NorPac Foods
Pacific Foods | Reser’s Fine Foods | Tortilleria Y Tienda De Leon’s | Umi Organic | Ventura Foods


Healthier US Schools

All nine of our elementary schools have earned the Healthier US School Challenge. Recognizing Excellence in Nutrition and Physical Activity. They were presented with the awards on October 17th, 2012.
All three of our middle schools have earned the Healthier US School Challenge. Recognizing Excellence in Nutrition and Physical Activity. For more information visit: teamnutrition.usda.gov/HealthierUS/Oregon


Nutrition Services Organizational Chart

Providing quality meals and service is our priority.

Questions or comments, please email nutrition_services@ddouglas.k12.or.us 


Nondiscrimination Statement 
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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.