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Federal P-EBT Program Ending

The federal P-EBT program, created to supplement school meals missed during the pandemic, will officially end in Virginia this summer, with one final benefit.

The program began in spring 2020 due to COVID-related school closures, to help families afford lunches children would typically get for free or at a reduced price while at school.

The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) announced it is providing a one-time $120 benefit to households with eligible children in grades K-12. That amount is scheduled to begin appearing in EBT accounts by the end of July. 

In order to receive the benefit, the child must attend a qualifying school that participated in a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) or the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) during the 2022-2023 school year. All Caroline County students qualify under the CEP program.

Households that do not already have a P-EBT or SNAP EBT card will have a card mailed to the address provided by their school within 3 weeks of benefit issuance. If you no longer have your previously issued P-EBT or EBT cards, or need to update your address related to the account, contact the P-EBT Call Center at 866-513-1414 or 804-294-1633.  

Visit PebtVA.com for answers to other common questions about the program. Please do not reach out to your child’s school or local department of social services with questions about the P-EBT program.