Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a temporary federal food benefit program for families to buy food to make up for school meals that were missed while students were enrolled in remote/blended learning. Benefits can be used anywhere EBT/SNAP are accepted, including most retail food stores and farmers markets.
Families can expect $820-1300 for the 2020-2021 school year, exact amounts will vary based on the number of days a student was learning remotely each month
It has been an honor to serve New Yorkers with culturally appropriate, nutritious meals over the last eighteen months of the COVID-19 public health crisis. Even as the City reopens, we maintain our commitment to ensuring that no New Yorker will go hungry due to the pandemic.
The COVID Emergency Home Food Delivery (EFD) program is concluding. Orders will be accepted through October 1st.
If you will still be in need of food assistance from the City beyond October, please call 311 and provide your full name, phone number and email address so that we can connect you to available resources and programs.
If you are enrolled in this program as a part of NYC Test & Trace, please reach out directly to your Resource Navigator or call 212-COVID19 (212-268-4319), press off 5, press off 2.
Did you know that you can now use your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to shop online for fresh produce and groceries? Participating online stores now accept SNAP benefits for online orders and will deliver to you.
Use your EBT card to shop securely for fresh produce and groceries at these participating stores in the New York City area:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an interview may not be required at this time. You may be able to get Expedited Processing if your income is less than your rent or mortgage plus heat, utilities and phone bills. For more information call HRA's Infoline at 718-557-1399.