The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program provides nutritional resources to families who have lost access to free or reduced-price meals due to school or child care closures. In the American Rescue Plan, passed in March 2021, Congress extended P-EBT to any “covered summer period” that followed a school year when a public health emergency due to COVID-19 had been declared. The program will provide money on a new or existing EBT card to help fill the summer meals gap left by the inability to access meals during the summer. This resource has answers to frequently asked questions regarding P-EBT during summer 2021.
ReportHunger, Poverty, and Health Disparities During COVID-19 and the Federal Nutrition Programs’ Role in an Equitable Recovery