The federal government is again providing supplemental food benefits for low-income families through its Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program. Created last spring, the program was extended through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. Payments are meant to help families cover the cost of breakfasts and lunches their children would have been eligible to receive at school. ALL Propel families are eligible because all Propel scholars receive free and meals through the National School Lunch program.
For families who already receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits, the P-EBT benefit will be issued to the household’s regular EBT card, if possible. For all other families, P-EBT benefits will be issued on a white card that is mailed to the family’s home address in each eligible child’s name. The mailing will also include a detailed pamphlet explaining what the EBT card is, where and how to use the EBT card, how to create a PIN for the card, and what items are eligible for purchase with the card. All eligible families will also receive a separate letter directly from DHS.
It is important that you make sure that your Propel School has your current address on record. Please contact your school’s administrative assistant to ensure that your contact information is up to date.
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