Get help buying food while schools are closed.
Because schools are closed due to COVID-19, children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals can get up to $365 in food benefits in addition to their pick up meals from school. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT.
Who is eligible for P-EBT benefits?
Children are eligible for a P-EBT card if:
• Their school is closed due to coronavirus (COVID 19)
• They are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals
How will families get their P-EBT benefits?
Most families with children who applied for CalFresh or Medi-Cal benefits do not need to apply. They will get their P-EBT card in the mail during the month of May. P-EBT cards will begin arriving around May 12, 2020, through May 22, 2020.
Families with children who are eligible for free and reduced-price meals and who do not get their P-EBT card in the mail by May 22, 2020, must apply online before June 30, 2020.
*Students can still pick up to-go meals if they have P-EBT benefits.
To discover more about this program, visit https://ca.p-ebt.org/en/info