Every family will receive $420 for each child enrolled in New York City public schools to offset the cost of lunches that students are eating at home that they would have received for free in school. The food benefit, which is part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, will be issued in June. If you already have an EBT card, you'll receive the funds automatically in early June. If you don't already receive food benefits, you will receive a notice from the state in the mail explaining when and how you'll receive your food benefit, which should come through in late June. The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance has created an list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Food Benefits, where families can find out more information on the payments.
This resource is for New York City residents.