Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT) Food Benefits

The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT) is a Federal program to provide food benefits to children who miss the opportunity to receive school meals due to pandemic-related school closures. These benefits will take the form of funds on electronic benefit transfer (EBT cards) which can be used in the same manner as SNAP (food stamp) cards.

All children at DOE schools are eligible.
  • Benefits will automatically be issued to all eligible students, program enrollment is not required.
  • For students whose households receive SNAP, Temporary Assistance, or Medicaid benefits, P-EBT benefits will be loaded to those household accounts.
  • For all other students, new cards will be issued to each student specifically for P-EBT benefits and mailed directly to students’ home addresses.

Visit the Frequently Asked Questions for the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Food Benefits for more information. For questions about this program:

Summer 2023 P-EBT Food Benefits

The $120 Summer 2023 P-EBT food benefit will automatically be issued to eligible Kindergarten through Grade 12 (K–12) students enrolled in June 2023 in an NSLP-participating school, and eligible to receive free or reduced-price school meals.