Breakfast and Lunch Program
Student P-EBT for the 21-22 School Year
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits will be issued for the 21-22 school year under new program rules. This year, eligibility and benefit amount are based on the individual student’s attendance record. To be eligible for benefits, the student must be approved for free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program AND experience one or more days in quarantine or temporary virtual instruction.
Students will only receive benefits for days when they had a COVID-19 related absences from school.
- Quarantine (attendance code: 1D) refers to when the school tells the student to stay home because of COVID-19 related symptoms, illness, or exposure or parent/guardian informs the school about a student's COVID-19 related symptoms, illness, or exposure and the school approves the absence.
- Temporary virtual instruction (attendance code: 1R for present off-site) refers to when the student is enrolled in a physical school but is in virtual or remote learning for a temporary period because of COVID-19.
The school will determine if their absence is related to COVID-19 and will record that in their attendance record. Eligibility and benefit amount will be rechecked each month. Contact the school if you have questions about your child’s attendance record.
For more information, please visit ncdhhs.gov/PEBT.
We are pleased to share the Preferred Mealtime promotional videos. These videos are designed to engage, inform and promote our 5-day meals for distance learning or an emergency feeding solution.
Open the box Video: https://vimeo.com/449391050/3850423dab
White Board: https://vimeo.com/457972216