Food Updates for Families: Summer 2021 P-EBT and Summer Meals

New York State has started issuing Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) for summer 2021. This is $375 for food to each student registered in NYC schools in June 2021, going directly on existing cards (SNAP/EBT, Medicaid, or P-EBT card). Please note that this is for LAST summer, being issued now and could take a couple of months to reach all families. Given the long delays, this is causing a lot of confusion, and we know that many families may have lost or discarded their P-EBT cards. See attachments and link below.
Summer Meals is returning to pre-pandemic service this year. Over the past two summers, the DOE Office of Food and Nutrition Services (OFNS) has been able to provide grab and go meals because of federal waivers, and the NYC administration made it possible to extend the school meal service to other community members. This summer, beginning June 28, anyone 18 years old and under can get free breakfast and lunch at designated public schools, community pool centers, parks, and food trucks. No registration, documentation, or ID needed. DOE has a search tool at to find a nearby site.
Enjoy your summer. Source: