Pandemic-EBT Program Information

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS), in partnership with the Department of Education (GaDOE), has been approved to offer the P-EBT program for the 2020-2021 school term.

This program will provide the families of children who receive free and/or reduced lunch at school with additional financial assistance to buy groceries.

Families with children receiving free and/or reduced lunch as of June 2021 should be eligible to receive P-EBT benefits for delays or closures of school due to COVID-19 during the 2020-2021 school year.

Both SNAP and Non-SNAP families qualify for P-EBT if children in the household are eligible for free and/or reduced breakfast or lunch. Due to the Community Eligibility Provision, all Ware County Schools students receive free breakfast and lunch.

No application is required to receive benefits for the 2020-2021 school term. DFCS and GaDOE will work together to identify families whose K-12 students were enrolled in traditional learning during the qualifying year.

Recipients will receive a P-EBT card by mail at the address listed in Infinite Campus. Based on data provided by DFCS, families should expect to receive the card during December 2021 or January 2022.

Benefit amounts are:
Center Elementary School - $54.56
Memorial Drive Elementary School - $54.56
Ruskin Elementary School - $54.56
Wacona Elementary School - $54.56
Waresboro Elementary School $54.56
Williams Heights Elementary School - $54.56
Ware County Middle School - $88.66
Waycross Middle School - $88.66
Ware County High School - $54.56

P-EBT benefits not used within 274 days after the last purchase or return date will be removed and cannot be replaced.

For more information and updates, visit dfcs.ga.gov or contact your local DFCS agency.