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Get $250-302 for each school-age child to spend on food

Deadline for P-EBT: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The State of Missouri and Illinois have created P-EBT to support the unforeseen burden of buying more food when normally children may have been fed at schools. This is a one-time payment to support eligible families. Don’t let this support pass you by, please share with other foster/adoptive families that may qualify.

Missouri Residents

How to submit your application:

  • Complete the online application at
  • OR Scan your completed and signed application, then email it to:
  • OR Mail your completed application to
    • DESE Food and Nutrition Services 205 Jefferson Street P.O. Box 480 Jefferson City, MO 65102

If you would like help filling out the application, or have questions, contact the Coalition CareLine at foster-adopt.org/careline/ or call 800.FOSTER.3  You will need to provide us with your household income in March, April, and May.

If you currently receive food stamps, $302 per child will automatically be loaded onto your EBT card. Do NOT fill out the application.

Answers to many of your questions may be found at:

Illinois Residents

The State of Illinois will calculate the amount on the card as $5.70 per day multiplied by the number of days the school was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The total amount should be approximately $250-300 for each child.

How to submit your application:

If you would like help filling out the application, or have questions, contact the Coalition CareLine at foster-adopt.org/careline/ or call 800.FOSTER.3

If you currently receive SNAP, a P-EBT card will automatically be mailed to you. Do NOT fill out the application.