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Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program

What is  P-EBT?

If your child receives free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch at school, P-EBT is an opportunity to be reimbursed for the meals your child ate at home while schools were closed due to COVID-19. You'll receive an EBT $302 per eligible child (pre-K to 12th grade), consisting of $57 for March, $125 for April and $120 for May. 

What you need to know now:

  • Using P-EBT benefits does not impact you or your chill's immigrations status. 
  • The Public Charge rule does not apply to P-EBT.
  • Students may receive P-EBT and also get meals provided by their school district. 
  • Text "FOOD" to 877-877 to find a site where kids, 18 years old or younger, can pick-up a free, healthy meal. No ID is required. 

How to access P-EBT:

  • If your family was enrolled in SNAP (also called food stamps) in March, $302 will be automatically uploaded to your EBT card for each eligible child. No need to submit an application.
  • If your family was NOT enrolled in SNAP in March but your child typically receives free or reduced-price school meals, please complete an application by clicking the following link: P-EBT Application
  • If your family's income has changed due to the pandemic, you may be eligible for P-EBT. Complete and applications to see if you qualify at the provided link: P-EBT Application

For more information about P-EBT you can do the following:

Visit the Missouri Department of Social Services website:

Call the Family Support Division Information Center: 855-373-4636

Additional information about P-EBT and food resources are available at