P-EBT Food Benefits

2023 Benefits

NYS is expecting final federal approval on a state plan to issue Summer 2023 P-EBT food benefits to eligible children in NYS. More information will be posted at https://otda.ny.gov/SNAP-COVID-19/.

Important Update: P-EBT Food Benefits

New York State continues to distribute Pandemic EBT food benefits to all households with eligible children who receive free school lunch under the National School Lunch Act. Here are important updates to the distribution as of June 22, 2023:

  • Many eligible children will receive benefits automatically over the next 3-4 weeks.

  • For families who need to apply for P-EBT food benefits, an online application is available.

  • Benefits will continue to be issued until September 30, 2023.

  • Hilton CSD does not have the ability to replace cards, add money, or do any subsequent  P-EBT transactions.

Families can check their P-EBT food benefit transaction history by visiting www.connectebt.com or by calling 1-888-328-6399.

Who provides Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Food Benefits?
P-EBT food benefits are being issued by New York State (NYS) Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA). Visit NYS OTDA: SNAP COVID-19 Information for more information about P-EBT.

Does the school district provide P-EBT?
No. The school district does not provide P-EBT.  

Where do I go if I have more questions about P-EBT food benefits?
If you have questions, you may call the P-EBT food benefits Helpline: 1-833-452-0096 or visit: P-EBT Information Form to submit a question in writing. Please note the P-EBT Information Form is not an application for P-EBT food benefits.

Where can I find other food benefits or family assistance programs?
If your family does not already receive SNAP, you can see if you may be eligible and apply online at Mybenefits.ny.gov.

Pregnant or breastfeeding individuals and children under age 5 receiving SNAP may automatically qualify for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

Coupons to purchase more fruits and vegetables with your SNAP benefits are available throughout the state. Learn more and see if your local farmers market or food store participate by visiting FreshConnectDouble Up Food Bucks.  

If you need more help with food, visit www.feedingnys.org/need-food or https://map.thefoodpantries.org/ to locate food pantries in your area.

To find a location where you can pick up free meals for your child:

  • Visit the USDA Meals for Kids Site Finder at www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids.

  • Call the USDA National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (Spanish)

  • Call 211 for New York State Residents

The Affordable Connectivity Program provides discounts toward residential internet costs for households receiving SNAP or Medicaid.

The Lifeline program helps certain households stay connected with discounts on monthly telephone bills.

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) can help eligible New Yorkers heat and cool their homes.