Summer EBT

No Kid Hungry

Families that have an approved application for Summer EBT and Educational Benefits on file in the NBAS Food Service Office will receive $40 per child each month in the summer through the Summer EBT program. We encourage families to complete an application by January 9th, 2024, if they haven’t already.

There is still time to apply for benefits by clicking on the QR code below. The QR Code will take you to the Family Portal where families can apply for benefits. Only one application is needed per family.

We’re here to help. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Patty Iazzetto, NBAS Food Service Director
269-469-6048 or email

Benefits to qualifying children and families:

  • $40 per child each month in the summer through the Summer EBT program

  • Discounted fees for SAT, ACT tests

  • Discounted fees on some college applications

  • Comcast reduced fees on home internet access

  • Blessings in a Backpack for elementary students, providing food over the weekend

  • Title I Services to students

    Benefits to New Buffalo Area Schools and students, with families that qualify:

  • Title I funding – A program designed to help disadvantaged students meet high academic standards

  • Supplemental instruction and pupil support, such as a Social Worker (31A funding)

  • Federal E-Rate – Discounts on district internet and telephone services

  • Federal E-Rate provides continued improvement & upkeep of technology

  • Meal reimbursement – Provides funding for all school meals served

  • Summer Meals - eligibility determines whether we can participate in the Summer Food Service Program

  • Discounts for some field trips

Summer EBT and Education Benefits income guidelines for 2023/2024:


  • All children in households receiving benefits from the Food Assistance Program (FAP), Family

    Independence Program (FIP), or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) are eligible for

    free meals.

  • Foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free


  • Children who meet the definition of homeless, runaway, or migrant are eligible for free meals.

  • If your household’s income is within the limits of the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines, additional

    benefits may be available.
    FEDERAL INCOME ELIGIBILITY CHART for School Year 2023-2024

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Michigan School Meals

Michigan School Meals Program

@ New Buffalo Area Schools 2023/2024

The Michigan School Meals program was signed into law in the Fiscal Year 2024 Michigan State School Aid Budget. The funding allows for all public school students, grades Pre-K to 12, to eat breakfast and lunch for free.

For more information visit MICHIGAN SCHOOL MEALS PROGRAM

New Buffalo Area Schools encourages all families to complete the Summer EBT and Education Benefits Application.

 The Summer EBT Application determines eligibility of a student or household.  The total count of eligible students in the district is used to determine the funding amounts that will be made available to a school.

 Without this information, our district could lose important state funding for educational programs that our students are entitled to. The information collected from the application is used to provide additional services and benefits beyond just school meals, like resources for classrooms, teachers, and children, guidance and college counselors, and health and wellness services.

 Before starting the application, please review the following:

  •        If you received a notice in August 2023, that states your child(ren) has already been approved, DO NOT complete another application

  •      One application per family is all we need; even if your children are in different grade levels throughout the New Buffalo Area School District

 Complete the Summer EBT and Education Benefits Application at FAMILY PORTAL

 If you have questions or need help, please call 269-469-6048 or email . 

Si necesita ayuda, por favor llame al telefonono 269-469-6048.



Food Service

National School Lunch Week October 9 - 13, 2023

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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

  1. Fax:

(833) 256-1665

(202) 690-7442

  1. Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.