New federal benefit helps you buy food
What is P-EBT?
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) is a federal temporary emergency nutrition benefit available to families with children who are approved for Educational Benefits and when school operations are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. P-EBT was first implemented in the spring of 2020 in response to school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. P-EBT is a joint effort between the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS).The P-EBT program for the 2021-22 school year closed June 30. If you need assistance:
- Contact the P-EBT Call Center, available Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 651-431-4608 or 1-833-454-0153
- Complete the P-EBT help form to submit any questions. Interpreters are available.
- Visit https://mn.gov/dhs/p-ebt/faqs/ to view P-EBT frequently asked questions.
Questions? Contact Nutrition Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need more food help? If you are eligible for P-EBT, you might also be eligible for SNAP. Contact the Minnesota Food HelpLine to see if you are eligible at 1-888-711-1151.
If you need additional help providing food and/or supplies for your family, the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf can help. Call 651-621-6280 or visit ralphreederfoodshelf.org