Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when schools are closed because of the coronavirus emergency.
Families will get up to $365 per eligible child on their P-EBT card to use on food and groceries. Families with children who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply. Most will get their P-EBT card in the mail during the month of May. P-EBT cards will begin arriving in May, 2020.
Debido al coronavirus (COVID-19), los niños que son elegibles para recibir alimentos gratis o a costo reducido en la escuela vana recibir beneficios a manera de alimentos extras. Estos beneficios se llaman "Pandemic EBT" (Pandemia EBT) o beneficios "P-EBT". Los beneficios P-EBT ayudan a las familias de California a comprar comida cuando la escuela está cerrada.