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State working with local schools to distribute pandemic EBT food cards

The state recently waived the application process for the Pandemic EBT cards. They are now being distributed directly to schools. (File Photo)

The state designed the program to replace meals lost to students due to COVID-19 school closures and now Pandemic EBT cards are being distributed directly to schools for parent pick up – essentially waiving the application process. All cards are kept in Central Offices for pick up.

To qualify, your child must have already qualified to receive free or reduced-price meals at school in March, April, or May of this year. P-EBT benefits do not replace any child nutrition program meal being offered through the local school system. Children may continue to receive “grab and go” meals at the Lynchburg Elementary Cafeteria.

To pick up the P-EBT cards, qualifying families will need to provide a valid ID to the school. Cards that aren’t picked up after 30 days will be returned to TDHS and disposed.

Families who currently receive SNAP or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TAFN) benefits will have funds added directly their program EBT card.•

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