Oklahoma Families to Begin Receiving Pandemic-Related Food Benefits

Beverly Cantrell - September 17, 2021 7:26 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) – The Oklahoma Department of Human Services will begin delivering millions of dollars in federal aid directly to families across the state this week.

The Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer program provides food benefits for families with school-aged children who qualified for but did not receive free or reduced-price school meals.

Benefits will be distributed in multiple batches beginning this week, with all benefits to be distributed to hundreds of thousands of Oklahoma children by Oct. 15.

“P-EBT has been a critical program to address childhood hunger as a result of COVID-19,” said Secretary for Human Services and OKDHS Director Justin Brown. “We share a commitment with the State Department of Education to support Oklahoma children and families who may face increased food insecurity due to the pandemic. We are here to offer resources and are grateful to the many partners who continue to raise their hands in service to others.”

Families of students identified by their schools as eligible will receive a P-EBT card by mail to the address of record with their local school.

 

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