OHIO – Money to be distributed this week for kids on free or reduced lunch at school

(Ohio) – Families across the state who receive funding or reduced breakfasts and lunches for their children at school can expect to start receiving money from the government this week.

The temporary program, Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), was created to help the families of students who receive assistance in school. The program gives families of approximately 507,000 students a money credit that can be spent in grocery stores. The money amounts to roughly $300 per student.

People who receive assistance with food from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will have the money loaded directly to the P-EBT card. For families who don’t currently receive SNAP benefits, a card will be sent in the mail.

More information can be found here or by calling 1-866-244-0071.



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