Every kid in NYC public schools is getting a pandemic food benefit this year of $420 EBT cash per child for groceries. All Phase 1 and Phase 2 families (those already on public assistance) have already been sent these funds, automatically added to existing cards.
Families not previously on public assistance will get their cards this week (or may have already received them). These are not a scam, do not throw these cards away.
Here is what YOU CAN DO:
If you have not received your EBT card, you have until 9/30 to be in touch with OTDA to add or correct your address. Please call P-EBT Food Benefits Helpline: 1-833-452-0096. For further assistance please contact Community Food Advocates.
Two links to ponder:
One with the information:
One from the New York Times: why donate the money