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Pandemic EBT (P-EBT)

What is P-EBT?

P-EBT 2.0 (or Pandemic EBT 2.0) is a nutrition assistance program for eligible children who have lost access to food due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

With schools adopting a virtual or hybrid model for instruction during the 2020-2021 school year, families had to provide meals that would normally be provided by the child's school. That’s where P-EBT comes in to help lessen the impact of that financial burden on these families.

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A young child receiving food from a parent.

No application is needed for P-EBT benefits. The P-EBT cards are automatically mailed to the eligible children.

P-EBT benefits can be used at grocery stores, farmers' markets and other places where EBT is accepted, just like regular CalFresh benefits.

P-EBT interview showing how useful it is for a family to receive money for food for their children.

CHC’s Community Health Specialist, Jovita Avila, was featured in a P-EBT marketing campaign in 2022. Check out her videos along with other families that use P-EBT throughout California.

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