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    Student Nutrition

    Hours: 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. | Main Phone: (907) 348-5142 | Fax: (907) 348-5218
    Location: 1307 Labar Street Anchorage, Alaska 99515







    Information about the USDA Pandemic EBT Program and Child Nutrition Programs can be acquired by calling (907) 465-1080. Questions will be answered in the order in which they are received.  

    School Year Pandemic EBT benefits under the State of Alaska USDA grant described at Pandemic-Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) - Education and Early Development (alaska.gov).    As of 11/30/2021 based on partner information statewide cards may begin issuance any day, Anchorage School District will not be processed until smaller statewide districts have been processed.  Processing between partner agencies occurs during the months of July-Novemberr 2021 at statewide districts. District specific inquiries may receive faster routing if you provide specific questions to snadmin@asdk12.org, however the ASD is not the grant provider or the payment processor.  


    What can you expect to receive and from what entity? 

    Once the data is transmitted for the Child Nutrition Program State of Alaska to the Division of Public Assistance payment processor, (DPA) will begin to issue letters notifying you of your benefit eligibility.  As of 9/29/2021 Anchorage School District Data for School Year 20-21 benefits was transmitted to the Child Nutrition Program state of Alaska, the State's program grant had to receive final approval before data could be uploaded to the payment processor.   As of 11/30/2021, PEBT for Anchorage School District has not been issued by the DPA (payment processor).  As soon as DPA is ready, all eligible participants will receive a letter from DPA.  At that point DPA will be able to answer questions about your case.  


    Is there anything I need to do now?

    As of1/3/2022 if you attended the Anchorage School District in 20-21, the best thing you can do is wait to receive your letter from DPA and read the instructions on the letter carefully. 

    If you have moved since the 20-21 school year and have not updated your mailing address with the school district you should also contact your school registrar if your child attended a National Lunch Program School and update your student mailing address.  Please be specific when you call each school where your child attends and make sure they have the most current information for where you receive mail for notices about your student.  The registrars will not have benefit dollar amounts or program details about P-EBT.   However, keeping an updating mailing address with your school is the best way to ensure you receive timely nutrition related notifications for all student nutrition related reminders.   If the letter you receive was forwarded through the U.S. postal service, that is a sign your student mailing address record is out of date and that you should call your school to update your student mailing address.


    When can I expect to see my benefits from DPA?

    Smaller School Districts will receive payments first and when those are finished, DPA will begin with Anchorage School District families.  The Anchorage School District PEBT will come out in small batches so when they do begin to issue, please know the process may take 6-8 weeks to complete the entire so if friends receive a card, pleease know the cards for this large district will take time.  We will post an update here when we know Anchorage School District benefits are beginning to go out, when they do, it will take time to process our large district.  


Services Offered

    • Provide healthy and balanced meals to students throughout the district
    • Provide free and reduced priced meals to qualifying applicants via National School Lunch Program sponsored by USDA
    • Provide free breakfast and lunch to quaifying community eligible schools through USDA (C.E.P. Schools)
    • Participating Schools (for meal service for SY21-22)

Senior Director

Department Overview

  • Welcome to the Anchorage School District Department of Student Nutrition.  Our mission is to provide healthy, nutritious and satisfying meals to students throughout the Anchorage School District and support the District’s goal to educate all students for success in life.  


    The meals, foods and beverages served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We want to serve meals that are not only healthy and good for growing minds and bodies but taste good too.  We take pride in providing items that range from familiar brand name items you see at home to things we make from scratch in our central kitchen facility.  Our staff takes great pride in the meals they make and serve every day!  All meals, foods and beverages are prepared and served by qualified child nutrition professionals. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.


  • 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, disability, age, 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: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-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.