Eligible Families Receiving Pandemic School Meal Benefits This Summer; EBT Cards Arriving Now

June 26, 2020

Benefit cards are arriving in North Escambia area mailboxes for families with children that were receiving free and reduced price meals at during the last school year.

Florida’s Pandemic EBT Program (P-EBT) was approved the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Families eligible to receive free or reduced-priced school meals will automatically receive the benefit during the month of June with no further action needed. The benefit is $5.70 per day for 55 days, for a total of $313.50 per child that qualified for free or reduced meals prior to April 1.

At many Escambia County Schools, all students received free meals without an application being necessary to qualify for the benefits. The list of schools is at the bottom of this article. Students from other schools not listed will also receive the cards if they were receiving free or reduced lunch.

Households can use P-EBT benefits to buy breads, cereals, fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, poultry, dairy, and plants and seeds to grow foodt. Households cannot use P-EBT benefits to buy nonfood items such as pet foods, soaps, paper products, household supplies, grooming items, alcoholic beverages, tobacco, vitamins, medicines, food to eat in the store, or hot foods.

P-EBT benefits can be used to purchase food items at retailers displaying a Quest or SNAP logo. Benefits expire in one year.

For existing SNAP customers with a child receiving free and reduced-price school meals, the P-EBT benefit will be added to their current EBT card automatically. For Medicaid and/or TANF recipients with a child receiving free and reduced-price school meals, the P-EBT benefit will be automatically mailed to the address on their Medicaid and/or TANF file.

For all other P-EBT customers, a new P-EBT card will be mailed to the address on file with the child’s school district.

The Department of Children and Families (DCF), in partnership with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), developed a P-EBT program to automatically issue benefits during the month of June to more than 2.1 million children who have temporarily lost access to free and reduced-price school meals during COVID-19-related school closures.

Eligible families that do not receive their benefit by June 30 can call (833) 311-0321.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Bellview Elementary
Bratt Elementary
Brentwood Elementary
Byrneville Elementary
C.A Weis Elementary
Ensley Elementary
Ferry Pass Elementary
Global Learning Academy
Holm Elementary
Jim Allen Elementary
Lincoln Park Elementary
Lipscomb Elementary
Longleaf Elementary
McArthur Elementary
Molino Park Elementary
Montclair Elementary
Myrtle Grove Elementary
Navy Point Elementary
Oakcrest Elementary
Pine Meadow Elementary
Pleasant Grove Elementary
Scenic Heights Elementary
O.J. Semmes Elementary
Sherwood Elementary
Warrington Elementary
West Pensacola Elementary

MIDDLE SCHOOLS
Bellview Middle
Beulah Middle
Ernest Ward Middle
Ferry Pass Middle
Jim Bailey Middle
Warrington Middle
Workman Middle

HIGH SCHOOLS
Escambia High
Northview High
Pensacola High
Pine Forest High
Washington High

OTHER SCHOOLS AND CENTERS
Camelot
Capstone
Escambia Westgate Center
Jacqueline Harris Preparatory Academy
Success Academy
Lakeview Center

Comments

10 Responses to “Eligible Families Receiving Pandemic School Meal Benefits This Summer; EBT Cards Arriving Now”

  1. Ngoc nguyeb on July 2nd, 2020 4:41 pm

    i have 1 children .my child qualified for free lunch in school . but she can’t eat at school food
    I did not sign up free meal for her..
    How can i get P-EBT benefits..please

  2. SP on July 1st, 2020 12:49 pm

    As of July 1, 2020, I still haven’t received my card. I’ve tried calling the number listed on the site multiple times since 9am and can’t get in touch with anyone. All I get is music playing after the introduction.

  3. Mm on June 30th, 2020 2:08 pm

    It literally states about in the article that the card can only be used to purchase food. How could you possibly abuse the program? Anyway, my child attends on of the schools mentioned above and I haven’t received anything. I do hope the families in need get them as soon as possible.

  4. Shandrekia Lamp on June 27th, 2020 12:22 pm

    I have 3 kids that attend school. They also received free lunch i also received food stamps for them the mail. Me out a pebt card with my daughter name on it

  5. Tameka L Brooks on June 27th, 2020 10:19 am

    I have 3 that is still in school and I need help with food

  6. YOULONDA on June 27th, 2020 5:56 am

    MY NAME YOULONDA.MY DAUGHTER SCHOOLCALLED .ON MAY 5TH… AND I STILL HAVENT GOT A CALL .I HAVE BEEN CALLING IN ….I HAVE HEARD A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT STORIES…BUT I JUST BEEN CHECKING THE MAIL .. I REALLY NEED IT ….ITS HARD BUYING FOOD …WHEN YOU ARE ON FIXED INCOME…….KIDS EAT MORE ..WHILE THEY ARE AT HOME……I WILL BE THANKFUL .FOR WHAT EVER THEY ARE GIVING OUT!!!!!!

  7. Tara Dent on June 27th, 2020 4:50 am

    So do Al. Schools get this also i have a child who goes to school who gets free lunch n i haven’t heard anything i call but nothing yet

  8. Shonda Duron on June 26th, 2020 10:00 pm

    I haven’t gotten My p-ebt benefits for my 2 children. I live here texas. I get snap benefits so I have a card already. So I was seeing will I get my p- ebt benefits for june?

  9. Nod on June 26th, 2020 5:15 pm

    Yes is a good program if the money is used as it should be and not wasted

  10. DK on June 26th, 2020 3:14 pm

    Hopefully this is used as stated and some parents do not abuse this program.For The Kid’s!





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