Some MN Parents Are Eligible for $325 Per Child Because of Missed School Meals

This is not the first government program to get food in the hands of school kids during Covid-19.

Photo by Burst
Photo by Burst

The MN government is allowing people to apply for an extra $325 per child because of missed school meals from Covid-19 school closures.


Low-income people have the option to apply for Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer or P-EBT. It’s a one-time payment of $325 per child that people on government aid with children may apply for, along with people who had children in school receiving free meals. The $325 amount represents the cost of the meals that the child missed out on from school closures.

A multi-organization project, the P-EBT payments are another attempt to get food in the hands of low-income people. It’s a joint project between the MN Department of Education, the MN Department of Human Services, and Code For America, having been authorized by the Food and Drug Administration.

This is not the first government program to get food in the hands of school kids during Covid-19, but being aided by previous programs does not disqualify people from receiving P-EBT. The cut-off date for applications is June 30th.

People may apply at https://mn.p-ebt.org/en/, and view answers for frequently answered questions at https://mn.gov/dhs/p-ebt/faqs/.