Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Food Benefits

New York State continues to distribute Pandemic EBT food benefits to all households with eligible children who receive free school lunch under the National School Lunch Act. Here are important updates to the distribution as of August 2, 2023: 

  • OTDA continues to distribute P-EBT food benefits to eligible students. Each eligible student will now receive $120 in Summer 2023 P-EBT food benefits. 
  • The $120 Summer 2023 P-EBT food benefit will automatically be issued to New York City Public Schools kindergarten through grade 12 (K-12) students already enrolled by June 2023.
  • You can check your family's P-EBT food benefit balance by visiting or by calling 1-888-328-6399.

Learn more about P-EBT benefits