Pandemic EBT (P-EBT)


Families with children eligible for free or reduced-price school meals can receive additional support to purchase groceries through California’s Pandemic Emergency Benefits Transfer Program (P-EBT).

  • Families with P-EBT eligible children that receive CalFresh, Medi-Cal, or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply for P-EBT benefits and will receive a P-EBT card with up to $365 for each eligible child.

  • Other families receiving free or reduced-price school meal benefits but not on public benefit assistance will need to complete a short online application, which will be available on May 22. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2020.

P-EBT is available to all eligible California families, regardless of their immigration status. P-EBT is not the same as CalFresh or Food Stamps. P-EBT is an emergency food benefit and is similar to other benefits that immigration officials do not consider for public charge purposes.

These benefits do not replace emergency school meals, families who receive these benefits can continue to pick up free meals at our school sites. Learn more at or email with questions.

Nutrition & School Meals:  SFUSD Student Meal Distribution Sites

SF Foodbank Pop-Up Pantries & Student Meal distribution

Free Meals at Community-Based Organizations



San Francisco City Impact-Rescue Mission


For More Nutrition and School Meal Information, including maps of site locations and meal heating guides visit SFUSD's Nutrition Resources Page 

For more information on food resources by location, please visit the interactive map page, or click on the green button above.

For more information on free meals at local Community-Based Organizations, please visit SFUSD's Other Resources page, or click on the green button next to this section. 

For more information on other pop-up pantry locations, please visit SF Food Bank's page, or click the green button next to the starred lcoations above.

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