No school means no free lunches. That affects nearly 3.6 million Texas children. So, to help, the state is offering a pandemic EBT card. Bill D’Aiuto, with the State Health Department, says this is the same card used for food stamps. Today is the last day to apply for the benefits. They load the card with $285 for each student who would typically get a free or reduced-price meal.
For information on how to apply for the Pandemic EBT card, call Health and Human Services at 1-833-613-6220.