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IMPORTANT: Food Service Assistance/Benefit

Pandemic-EBT Benefits for Families for 2020-2021 School Year 

Students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals may be eligible for Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) to purchase food for days they are not in the school building. To be considered, households must submit an application for free or reduced-price meals for the 2020-21 school year or be approved for Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. 

Families who received P-EBT benefits last summer are not automatically eligible; eligibility is based on the current school year. 

Submission Date of Free and Reduced Application

Months eligible for P-EBT benefits*

July 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021

September 2020 through June 2021

March 1, 2021 - June 11, 2021

March 2021 through June 2021

*Eligibility dates subject to change pending USDA approval. 

To ensure you qualify for the most benefits, please submit your application as soon as possible, by visiting the ISD 728 website: or apply directly through Parent Portal

Note:  Eligible families that submit applications prior to February 28, 2021 may be eligible for additional dollars dating back to September 2020.