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Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT)

This is an important message for households with children who are enrolled at NMS, SMS, PHS, PECIL, and PCLA who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals under the National School Lunch Program, and have been impacted by virtual and/or hybrid learning due to COVID-19.

North Carolina will be providing electronic pandemic food assistance benefits, also referred to as P-EBT, to help eligible families purchase food for their children.  There is no application for P-EBT.

If your child is eligible and you already have an EBT card, the benefits will be loaded on your existing card.  If your child is eligible and you do not currently have an EBT card, a card will be mailed to the address you have provided to the school.

IMPORTANT:  If you have not completed a free or reduced-price meal application this school year, and think your child may be eligible, you can complete an online application by clicking here.

Note:  All elementary-aged students already receive free meals so you do not need to complete an application.


FAQs and Eligibility Requirements are available through the following:

P-EBT Call Center Phone: 1-866-719-0141

P-EPT Website: