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New Pandemic EBT program helps families with school-aged children

Families in Washington with school-aged children can now get help with food at grocery stores or farmers markets with the new Pandemic EBT program. Eligible families can receive a one-time benefit of up to $399 per child. The deadline to apply is August 31 at WashingtonConnection.org.

If you already receive Basic Food (SNAP) benefits, the Pandemic EBT should have been automatically added in July. In not, contact the Washington Department of Social and Health Services.

If you don’t receive SNAP, but have a child in K-12 who was eligible for free or reduced-price school meals last year, you can complete an application regardless of your citizenship or immigration status.

To apply, go to WashingtonConnection.org, choose “Apply Now” and then “Pandemic EBT” and enter your children’s’ names exactly as they appear on school registration. You may have to register for an account.

Need help? Call 2-1-1 and ask about Pandemic EBT.