Agencies Partner to Help Feed School-aged Children in the Wake of COVID-19
Georgia Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS) and the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) are providing additional support to help feed our students and their families. DFCS is partnering with the GaDOE to provide food benefits to families with children who receive free and reduced lunch. Families who currently receive SNAP need not apply for P-EBT benefits. Eligible SNAP recipients will automatically receive additional P-EBT benefits loaded onto their existing EBT cards by mid-July if their child was enrolled in the National School Meal Program during the 2019-2020 school year. Families can use their pre-loaded EBT cards at approved EBT grocery retailers and outlets to purchase food items. The temporary funding includes a one-time allotment of $256.50 per eligible child and is intended to prevent food insecurity for families across Georgia. P-EBT benefits are entirely federally funded at no cost to families participating in the program. For more information and updates about P-EBT in Georgia, visit http://dfcs.georgia.gov or call 877-423-4746.