Pittsburgh Public School Families To Receive Extra Benefits In COVID-19 Relief

Nick Horwat
May 25, 2020 - 1:05 pm
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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) Pittsburgh Public Schools have announced that all families within the school system will receive extra benefits in response to COVID-19.

Families will be receiving a Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) for supplemental funds for lunches missed since the closure of schools.

The benefit amount has come out to $5.70 per school day per child, until the average end of school year.

Each student will receive $370.50 whether or not they are eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.

The P-EBT will be automatically added to a current EBT card, or a new card sent to families with the money loaded on.

“Since this pandemic school closure began on March 16th, Pittsburgh Public Schools has distributed 120,964 Grab and Go meals to help feed students,” said Dr. Anthony Hamlet, Superintendent. “We know that this additional resource will provide financial relief for families struggling with food security.”

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