Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Learn what precautions you can take about the coronavirus.

Call the KY Department for Public Health’s COVID-19 hotline at (800) 722-5725 or visit its COVID-19 webpage.

More information also is available on KDE’s COVID-19 webpage.

School and Community Nutrition

COVID-19 Resources for Child Nutrition Programs

Published: 9/21/2020 1:54 PM

Resources for Families

The closing of schools due to COVID-19 is preventing many of Kentucky's students from the meals they rely on. Schools and private non-profit organizations are working around the clock to meet this need for students with as many options as possible.

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is solely overseeing another round of P-EBT benefits, only covering the periods of August and September. Please do not contact your local school district or the Kentucky Department of Education with questions for assistancePlease direct ALL P-EBT questions to CHFS at 1-855-306-8959. 

 

Resources for Districts/Sponsors

School and Community Nutrition (SCN) is working closely with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide guidance and flexibilities as quickly as possible. 
  

Guidance and FAQs

For Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) questions contact Cathy.Gallagher@education.ky.gov. For National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option (SSO) questions contact Kathryn.Embree@education.ky.gov.​​ 

Sponsors should refer to SponsorNet for updated resources.


USDA N​ationwide Waivers of Child Nutrition Monitoring

Please visit the Archived COVID-19 Resources, Waivers and Policy Memos page for prior school year COVID-19 information.


USDA ​Nondiscrimination Statement

Cathy Gallagher
Office of Finance and Operations
Division of School and Community Nutrition
2 Hudson Hollow Rd., Suite B
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-5625 Ext. 4933
Fax (502) 564-5519
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