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Families with School-Age and Young Children May Be Eligible for New Grocery Benefits During COVID-19

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, households with children under the age of six and/or school-age children may be eligible to receive Summer Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits to purchase groceries. Each eligible child or student receives up to $375 for food this summer.

Summer P-EBT benefit cards are used like a debit card to purchase food at any grocery store that accepts Pine Tree cards and also at Amazon, Amazon Fresh, and Walmart for delivery or curbside pick-up.

Summer P-EBT supports students that would normally receive free or reduced-price school meals, if schools were open as usual. In addition, eligible students must also be enrolled in the last month of school. If you think your child might be eligible, you should fill out a school meal application by contacting your local school district or downloading the application from:

Children under the age of six are now also eligible for Summer P-EBT benefits if the household is enrolled in SNAP / Food Supplement Program. To receive Summer P-EBT benefits for eligible children under age 6, it isimportant that you enroll your child in SNAP / Food Supplement Program.

If you or your child are not enrolled in SNAP/ Food Supplement Program, but you think they may be eligible, apply now! Enroll through My Maine Connection at or apply over the phone by calling: 1-855-797-4357. You can visit the Office for Family Independence to learn more.

Don’t forget! Families receiving P-EBT and Summer P-EBT can still get free summer meals from schools and community sites. Take home meals and P-EBT are separate programs. To find a free meal site near you, you can:

For more information about Summer P-EBT, please visit the Office for Family Independence or review P-EBT Frequently Asked Questions at

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