SNAP COVID-19 Information
Tue, May 9 12:18pm

Dear Children's School Families: 


 Please see the information below regarding the P-EBT Food Benefits. If you received a food benefits card for your child during COVID please check the balance on them as they have been reloaded with new amounts.



Important Update: P-EBT Food Benefits

New York State continues to distribute Pandemic EBT food benefits to all households with eligible children who receive free school lunch under the National School Lunch Act. Here are important updates to the distribution as of Monday, May 8, 2023:

  • OTDA has begun to issue P-EBT food benefits for the 2021-22 school year and Summer 2022. Many eligible children will receive benefits automatically over the next 3-4 weeks.
  • For families who need to apply for P-EBT food benefits, an online application will be available on May 15, 2023.
  • Benefits will continue to be issued until September 30, 2023.
  • You can check your family's P-EBT food benefit transaction history by visiting or by calling 1-888-328-6399.
  • All 2020-21 P-EBT food benefits have been issued to all eligible children.