Summer EBT (S-EBT) 2024 Benefits

S-EBT provides money for groceries to eligible children when school is not in session. It is administered by the California Department of Social Services.

To be eligible for S-EBT, students must be determined eligible during the 2023–24 school year or 2024 summer period for free or reduced-price meals through the Education Benefit Form, alternative income form, local direct certification (enrolled in CalFresh, CalWORKs, or Medi-Cal), or designation as homeless, migrant, or foster.

Eligible children will receive a card with $120 for use over the summer period. Funds will be mailed to the mailing address listed in Aeries. If families have moved during the school year, they must update their address with their school office before March 29, 2024, to receive their S-EBT card in June.

CUSD families can apply for free or reduced-price meal eligibility by submitting an Education Benefit Form at California Department of Social Services will send communications about the 2024 S-EBT benefits to eligible households through automated text, email, and phone calls. 

Orange County Food Assistance

The South County Outreach food market program is located at 7 Whatney, Suite B, Irvine, CA 92618. No appointment necessary.

  • Households are able to visit the South County Outreach Food Pantry once a month and get about a week’s worth of food including fresh produce, meat, and dairy as well as shelf-stable items.
    • Click HERE for more information.
  • Additional programs include:
    • Homeless Prevention: Provides rental & utility assistance, paired with professional casemanagement to prevent homelessness and promote self-sufficiency.
    • Workforce Education: Supports clients in attaining stable, living-wage paying jobs byproviding the education and skills needed to set themselves up for success.
  • Conveniently located where the 5 meets the 405 at Lake Forest Drive.
  • Call 949-687-2412 for more information.