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P-EBT for Families Whose Children Eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch
North Carolina has been approved for the new Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program, to help families purchase food for children impacted by school closings due to COVID-19. The program provides a benefit on an EBT card to North Carolina families whose children are eligible for free and reduced lunch at school. Families will receive $250 in P-EBT benefits per child, provided in two installments, with the possibility of an additional benefit if North Carolina schools are closed beyond May 15.
Families will not need to apply for the P-EBT program. P-EBT eligible families already receiving Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) benefits will receive an additional benefit on their existing EBT card. P-EBT eligible families not already enrolled in FNS will be mailed a new EBT card in the next few weeks. Families who receive a new EBT card will receive a letter from DHHS in the mail explaining how to activate and use their card.
Food Distribution: Other sites
No Kid Hungry – Text 877-877 “FOOD” for information
List of all food distribution sites in Durham.
Memorial Holy Church, 420 E. Piedmont Ave, Durham: Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
- Durham Neighbors Free Lunch, Geer Street Garden, 644 Foster St, Durham: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
- You can fill in this form to receive or donate food from Food Not Bombs 919.
- Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC Searchable Database
- End Hunger Durham
- The state Department of Health and Human Services has increased benefits to current Food and Nutrition Services recipients through April.
- Families can also find free drive-thru or pick-up meal sites through No Kid Hungry North Carolina by texting FOODNC to 877-877.
- The Food Bank of Eastern and Central North Carolina will help you fill out an application for SNAP, formerly known as food stamps.
Page updated July 2, 2020