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
If you cannot go out to get food, no one can bring you food, and you are not able to use private delivery options, New York City will deliver emergency meals to you in the coming days. Check your eligibility and sign up.
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.