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There is a delay processing applications due to the high volume of people who need help during the pandemic.

Get help buying food while schools are closed.

Apply for P-EBT by July 15th.

This program, called 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.

If your family still needs help buying groceries, you can apply for CalFresh (also known as Food Stamps).

Apply for CalFresh

Questions about P-EBT?

Learn more about this program.

With a P-EBT card you can buy groceries:

  • At most grocery stores
  • At most farmer's markets
  • Online at Amazon and Walmart

This is a joint program of the California Departments of Education and Social Services.