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April 2: Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT)
For households with children who attend a school that’s closed and who would otherwise receive free or reduced-price meals, an application is being developed to provide a meal-replacement benefit through SNAP under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020. This new P-EBT provision can compensate families for the cost of the meals their children are missing out on because their schools are closed. USDA is providing guidance to state agencies on plan requirements in order to receive approval. DESE shared the application with all school districts. Read more from USDA about the Pandemic EBT here.

If you have questions on how to apply, you can use the online chat feature at mydss.mo.gov or call 855-373-4636. If you need additional assistance with food, childcare, transportation and/or other services, visit the Missouri Services Navigator.

Waiver Information

Pursuant to section 2202(a) of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the Act) (P.L. 116-127), and in light of the exceptional circumstances surrounding COVID-19, USDA Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) has established the following additional nationwide waivers, available to schools that elect to use them:

Back to School Waivers

Q&A and Resources 

USDA Donated Foods Program Disaster Resources