Welcome to a new school year! This handbook is full of important information about the Monrovia Unified School District's policies, regulations and procedures as they relate to your student's and your rights and responsibilities in a California public school per the California Education Code (Section 48982). Please take the time to review the information.
Food Bank: auntbertha.com
California WIC phfewic.org/apply
FindHelp.org This is zipcode assistance locator.
Delivery Service for Older Adults 1-888-863-7411
CALFRESH/CALWORKS EBT cards can be used to order items online for delivery through Walmart & Amazon beginning April 29, 2020.
If you or someone you know needs food assistance:
- Visit a Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Not in Los Angeles? Find a nearby food bank through auntbertha.com
- CHIRPLA Food Bank Guide
- Enroll for CalFresh online.
- The state of California has authorized an emergency CalFresh benefit allotment for eligible households. Emergency CalFresh benefits for March will be issued on Sunday, April 12 and for April on Sunday, May 10.
- All CalFresh households will receive extra benefits to increase to the maximum allotment for their household size, for March and April benefits. These extra benefits will be issued on April 12 and May 10. Fact Sheet | Flyer
Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Families with children eligible for free or reduced-priced meals whose school facilities are closed will be eligible to receive P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits will be issued on EBT cards and can be used to buy groceries, just like CalFresh food benefits. Implementation date TBD.
- California WIC: Many WIC offices are not providing face-to-face services and instead are providing remote services to families through outreach by phone, text and email. People who have been economically affected by the COVID-19 crisis and are pregnant, postpartum or have a child under five years old can apply for WIC services by texting APPLY to 91997, calling WIC at 888-942-2229, or visiting phfewic.org/apply.
- As of April 14, 2020, WIC has temporarily expanded food choices.
As of April 28, 2020 you can use your EBT card to make purchases online. Individuals and families can purchase groceries online using their EBT card at Amazon and Walmart. If you receive CalWORKs, you may also be able to use your cash benefits to make purchases online at Wal-Mart.
- LAist put together a map of school sites and community centers offering free meal pick-ups for children.
- Everytable is offering meals to all Angelenos in need, including food distribution for seniors who need food brought to their homes.
- Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) list of Food and Grocery Programs by Service Planning Area
Pandemic Emergency Benefits Transfer Program (P-EBT)
In an effort to help families in California buy food when school is closed, children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will receive Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits. Families will get up to $365 per eligible child on their P-EBT card to use on food and groceries. This is in addition to the other CalFresh benefits the family may receive and in addition to the ability to utilize grab and go options to pick up food at a child’s school.Most families with children who receive CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply. They will get their P-EBT card in the mail during the month of May.Children who do not receive a P-EBT card in the mail but who qualify, such as families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals and who do not get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits, must apply online before June 30, 2020 to receive the full benefit amount of $365.