Whether or not you are struggling from the effects of the pandemic, look into P-EBT:
What are P-EBT (Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer) food benefits?
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 authorized the payment of P-EBT food benefits to households with children who would have received free school lunches under the National School Lunch Act, if not for a school closure. These temporary food benefits are to help cover the cost of meals children would otherwise would have received at school.
Can my child get P-EBT?
Every single NYC public school student, ages 2-21, regardless of income or immigration status will receive P-EBT. Benefits will be issued automatically. There is no application or documentation required and it does not affect eligibility for other benefits or public charge status.
Click for answers to many commonly asked questions about the P-EBT food benefits for New York State residents.
Click if you are looking for information on how and when you will receive your benefits or call the P-EBT hotline at 833-452-0096.
Visit the P-EBT Redistribution Network site for information for financially secure families who want to donate their P-EBT.