Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) is a federal program. The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), in collaboration with the Department of Human Services (DHS), received approval to operate this program in response to the COVID-19-related school closures. P-EBT provides food supports to help families with children who were receiving free and reduced-price school meals pay for food.
To qualify for P-EBT:
1. The student must qualify for free or reduced-price meals
2. The student must have been absent due to COVID-19
Please note that benefits are only allowed on planned school calendar days. Benefits are not allowed on weekends or holidays.
If your child qualifies, you are encouraged to fill out and return/submit an application form. Application forms may be picked up at the elementary and high school offices (forms are in a manila folder on the office doors), or forms are available online on the Magazine School website by clicking here. Applications must be returned/submitted NO LATER THAN JULY 29.
If you have any questions or need assistance in completing the application forms, please contact Karen Gipson at 1-866-900-2001.