Child Nutrition Program

New York State’s Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) is providing Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) food benefits to all households with children who are eligible to receive free school lunch under the National School Lunch Act and whose school was closed or operating with reduced in-school attendance due to COVID-19 during the 2020-2021 academic year. The OTDA’s issuance of the P-EBT benefit commenced in June and will continue through October due to the large number of eligible children and schools participating in the National School Lunch Program across the state. If a parent’s child(ren) is eligible and has not received their P-EBT benefit by November 2021, they may then fill out the P-EBT Information Form at such time.

 For additional information, parents may visit NYSOTDA P-EBT Benefits Information Page.