IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING P-EBT ELIGIBILITY
In order for a student to be eligible for P-EBT benefits, they must be enrolled in a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and receive meals at no cost or at a reduced price. Please see the
list of schools that participate in
The school must report student data to the Department of Education for students to receive the P-EBT benefit. Please see the
status list of school data reporting.
The school data reporting list will be periodically updated.
Update – Some students whose families are currently receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) have begun receiving their P-PEBT benefits. The Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Programs is working diligently with Schools and the Department of Human Services (DHS) to collect and process student data. P-EBT benefits will continue to be issued to eligible students throughout the months of June, July and August. Please visit the
DHS website for more information or contact DHS directly for benefit issuance questions. DHS can be reached by calling (503) 945-6481 or by emailing
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, has provided additional funding available to families whose children would receive free or reduced price meals under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act if not for the COVID-19 school closures.
On May 5, 2020, the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE)
announced that more than 351,000 students receiving free meals from Oregon schools will receive additional food benefits for groceries during the school closure.
Households will receive food benefits equivalent to the cost of one lunch and one breakfast for each eligible student – $5.70 per normal school day for the months of March, April, May, and June.
Beginning in June, these additional benefits will be automatically deposited for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households to their existing Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) accounts on their regular issuance date. Benefits are sent out from the 1st to the 9th of the month, based on the last digit of your SSN.
Students who receive free school meals but do not receive SNAP benefits will automatically receive an Oregon Trail Card in the mail in the months of June and July. Parents do not need to apply if their children are part of a school where all students receive free meals.
Families whose children attend participating schools and have experienced significant income loss may have become eligible for free school meals, and there is still time to apply for free or reduced price meal benefits.
Parent and Guardian P-EBT Information and Resources
School Administrator P-EBT Information and Resources
In order for eligible students to receive the P-EBT benefit, schools and school districts must submit student information to The Oregon Department of Education as per the data request sent on May 5, 2020.