New Minnesota program to help feed needy families


LA CRESCENT, Minn. (WKBT) – Minnesota has a new program for families to “get help buying food while schools are closed.”

The program, called P-EBT, is for students who are normally able to get free or reduced price school meals. Families may apply to get up to $325 per child to spend on groceries. Applicants may also qualify for $100 Summer P-EBT benefits.

According to the official website, children may continue to receive “grab n go” meals or emergency food at COVID-19 emergency feeding sites offered by schools and community locations, event if they are receiving P-EBT benefits.