Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program

P-EBT cards are issued by the Virginia Department of Social Services, not the MCPS Food and Nutrition Department.  For questions about your P-EBT card, call the P-EBT Call Center at 866-513-1414 or 804-294-1633 .

P-EBT Updates  (Novedades sobre el P-EBT

August 23, 2022 – Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) has received federal approval to issue retroactive Summer P-EBT benefits to eligible K-12 students. As food security continues to be a challenge for many Virginia households with school-age children, VDSS is pleased to be able to offer this temporary assistance to individuals and families in need of nutritional support.

All school-age children who attended a school approved to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision or were eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals during the 2021 - 2022 school year can expect to receive a one-time summer benefit of $391 on their previously issued P-EBT or SNAP EBT card. Households that do not have an existing P-EBT or SNAP EBT card will have a card mailed to the address provided by their school within seven to 10 days of benefit issuance.

Additional assistance for lost or discarded EBT cards is available at

Find more information from VDSS here.