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Pandemic-EBT Benefits for Fall 2020

Montgomery County Schools is among the North Carolina school districts approved for eligible students to receive Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) benefits for August and September 2020. 

The P-EBT program, a collaboration between the NC Department of Health and Human Services and the NC Department of Public Instruction, helps families purchase food for children whose access to free and reduced-priced meals at school has been impacted by COVID-19. The program provides a benefit on an EBT card that can be used to buy food at authorized retailers, including most major grocery stores. This document gives a brief overview of what the program is, and who is eligible, and how families will receive the benefit.

This brief extension of P-EBT benefits provides help buying food to the families of more than 600,000 children whose access to free and reduced-price school meals has been disrupted by COVID-19. DHHS provided P-EBT benefits to as many children as possible under USDA’s new guidance and deadline and we wish we could have helped every family.

Please review the documents below for more information. Eligible families with questions about their P-EBT card can call the NC EBT Call Center at 1-866-719-0141.

Pandemic-EBT Benefits Information

Additional Pandemic-EBT Benefits Information

P-EBT Frequently Asked Questions