Do you have a child who received free or reduced price school meals?
P-EBT is for students who are normally able to get free or reduced price school meals. Apply and get up to $365 per child to spend on groceries. Children may continue to receive "grab n go" meals or emergency food at COVID-19 emergency feeding sites offered by schools and community locations, even if they are receiving P-EBT benefits. An interactive map of Grab-n-Go Food Centers is below.
What are ‘P-EBT’ or Pandemic EBT benefits? 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 school is closed.
Who is eligible for P-EBT benefits? Children are eligible for P-EBT benefits if: Their school is closed due to coronavirus (COVID 19); and They are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals.
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Los Angeles Unified, in partnership with the Red Cross, will continue to provide nutritious meals to all students who need them during the temporary closure of schools. Our Grab & Go Food Centers are staffed weekdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Each child can take home two nutritious meals.
Grab & Go Food Centers are open this summer, Monday through Friday from 8-11 a.m. through August 14th.
June 16 – August 7: customers ages 18 and younger can visit a participating library and pick up a free nutritious meal.
Tuesday – Friday, 12 – 1 pm
Lunch is available for no-contact pickup on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. There are no restrictions on family income.
*Lunch will not be available at any locations on July 3.
Some ideas to try around the house: