Additional pandemic EBT benefits coming to eligible families

WINSTON COUNTY - Alabama families who qualify for Pandemic EBT can expect to see additional benefits loaded onto their EBT cards within the next week.
The Alabama Department of Human Resources in June issued P-EBT benefits to approximately 470,000 children who missed out on free or reduced-price school meals because of the pandemic. Those benefits covered meals missed from August-December, 2020. Now, eligible children will receive benefits for January-May, 2021.
The upcoming benefits will be added electronically to EBT cards that eligible families already received in June and July. Recipients should keep their cards because additional benefits may be added in the future.
Children in pre-K and K-12 qualify for P-EBT if they lost access to meals from the National School Lunch Program during the 2020-21 school year because their schools closed or switched to virtual and hybrid learning models in response to the pandemic.

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