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One-time funds to replace missed school lunches distributed in Nevada

by Nevada State News

Carson City – Families with children who missed receiving free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch at school during COVID-related school closures will get a one-time credit for the cost of those missed meals.

The funds are provided through the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Program offered to states through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The refund totals $5.70 per day for each eligible child for each school day missed in March through May, 2020, as long as the child was enrolled and eligible for the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.

P-EBT benefits are issued automatically between Aug. 30 and Sept. 8, either added to existing SNAP or TANF EBT cards for eligible families or mailed on new cards to eligible families not enrolled in SNAP or TANF.

P-EBT benefits can be used to buy food at all stores that accept EBT. 

Families with questions should contact the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 775-684-8740 in Northern Nevada and 702-486-9640 in Southern Nevada.

More information can be found at dwss.nv.gov

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