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Pandemic EBT: Get help buying food while schools are closed.

With schools closed due to #COVID19, children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals can get $365 in food benefits, in addition to school-provided “to-go” meals, with new COVID-19 Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits. Learn more about these P-EBT food benefits at: https://ca.p-ebt.org/info.

If your family DOES receive CalFresh, CalWORKS, Medi-Cal or other social services, you do NOT need to apply for P-EBT. You will receive it automatically. Look for your P-EBT card arriving in the mail between May 8-22.

If your family does NOT receive CalFresh, CalWORKS, Medi-Cal or other social services, but is eligible for free and reduced-eligible school meals, then you WILL need to apply at https://ca.p-ebt.org/ between May 22 and June 30, 2020.

P-EBT cards will be issued under the oldest child’s name if there is more than 1 eligible child in the household.

Families can receive up to $365 per child. ($365 it’s the total benefit amount since school closed- March $68, April $120, May $120 & June $57).

The P-EBT card can be used the same way as the CalFresh EBT card, to buy food at grocery stores or Farmers Markets, or online at Amazon and Walmart.

Learn more about these P-EBT food benefits at: https://ca.p-ebt.org/info. Or see this printable flyer and printable FAQ sheet.