Your family may be able to receive benefits to purchase food

Food benefits

Students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals may be eligible for Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) to purchase food for days they are not in the school building. To be considered, households must submit an application for free or reduced-price meals for the 2020-21 school year, or be approved for Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Families who received P-EBT benefits last summer are not automatically eligible. Eligibility is based on the current school year. 

Benefits may be retroactive to September 2020, depending on when eligibility for free or reduced-price meals is determined. To ensure you qualify for the most benefits, please submit your application as soon as possible.

WAPS families can complete the free or reduced-price meal application (also called the Application for Educational Benefits, in two ways: 

Even if you think your family won't qualify, we still encourage all families to fill out an application, especially families who have experienced a change in job status during the COVID-19 pandemic.