Apply for Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer Benefits!

P-EBT helps cover food costs for children who qualify for free or reduced lunch at school but the school was closed (virtual) or has been operating with reduced attendance or hours (hybrid) due to the pandemic for at least five consecutive days during the 2020-21 school year. The P-EBT applications are no longer open. If you are waiting to hear back on the status of your P-EBT application, please note the following:

  • The Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) is working on processing the P-EBT applications that were received during the months of June and July. 
  • At this time, DESE Food and Nutrition Services cannot answer questions concerning the status of your application. 
  • Please do not call DESE Food and Nutrition Services about the status of your application.
  • If you have not received a denial letter, please be patient. 
  • DSS is working to process these applications as quickly as possible.
  • If you have received a denial letter and you feel it is incorrect, please contact your school Family School Liason

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