We want to alert our families to a possible benefit in which you may be eligible to receive a debit food card of up to $375 for each of your children this summer. Details are below, but it is a critical step for each eligible family, if they have not already done so this school year, fill out the Free & Reduced Lunch form to be eligible when this benefit becomes available.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a new effort Monday to expand the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program into the summer months. (When this program launched last summer, it required completion of the Free and Reduced Lunch form.)
P-EBT takes the value of the school meals and puts it onto a debit card that families can use at the grocery store. Children may be eligible for the new P-EBT summer expansion if they are eligible to receive free or low-cost meals during the school year. According to USDA, eligible families can expect to receive roughly $375 per child to help them this summer.
Your family must complete the Free and Reduced Lunch form at some point this school year to be eligible for the P-EBT card for this summer. If you believe you may be eligible and have not done so, please sign up online now.
Households already enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program can have the value placed directly onto their SNAP debit card. Once the USDA and Georgia Department of Education share additional details, we will pass that information along to you.
For questions, please email Olinda Slaton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need help completing the application? This video walks you through the steps.