Have School-Aged Children? You May Be Eligible for Grocery Benefits During COVID
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, students who normally get free or reduced-price meals at school may be eligible for a program, called Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT), to help your family buy groceries. For each day that K-12 schoolchildren lack access to an in-school lunch, P-EBT provides eligible families with $6.82 in benefits per student, per day. These benefits are provided on a card that can be used like a debit card to purchase food at any grocery store that accepts LINK cards. Benefits will be issued starting in March but they will be retroactive to the start of the 2020-2021 school year (August/September); benefits will go through the end of the school year.