Families of local students to get summer food benefits on P-EBT cards

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) has received approval from the United States Department of Agriculture to issue Summer Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT).

The federal COVID-19 public health emergency is ending, and West Virginia will issue a final P-EBT benefit for the covered summer period.

Students who attended a West Virginia school that participates in the National School Lunch Program, were actively enrolled in the 2022-2023 school year on May 15, 2023, and qualify for free or reduced-price meals will get the benefit. All students in Morgan County will receive the benefits because each county school is a Community Eligibility Provision school and receive free or reduced-priced meals.

State officials say that students will receive a one-time benefit of $120 in June for the summer. That will be issued on existing WV P-EBT cards, which were sent out to local families during the pandemic.

Only students new to the P-EBT program will be mailed a WV P-EBT card. If the card has been lost, a new card may be requested by calling 1-866-545-6502.

Any family with questions about the benefits or eligibility can visit or contact the Morgan County Board of Education at 304-258-2430 for more information.

The WV P-EBT program is a shared initiative between DHHR and the West Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Child Nutrition.

For additional information, visit the WV P-EBT website or contact the P-EBT Call Center at 1-866-545-6502.