What is P-EBT, or Pandemic EBT Emergency School Meals Program?
Because of COVID-19, children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. P-EBT is a new and temporary food benefit to help families buy groceries because schools were closed.
How do I apply for PEBT?
- Online: www.WashingtonConnection.org (on the application, choose ‘Pandemic EBT — Emergency School Meals Program’ box in the Food Assistance section) OR
- Call: 877–501–2233 (DSHS Customer Service Contact Center — Language translation available)
To apply, for each child you need to know:
- Name of your child’s school or school district
- Your child’s first and last name as it appears on school enrollment records
- Child’s date of birth
P-EBT benefits are approved if the information on your child’s school meal application matches the child’s information on the P-EBT application with DSHS.