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'Pandemic EBT' kicks in today for Wisconsin families relying on school meals

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Milwaukee (CBS 58)--Some good news for local families dependent on free or reduced-priced school meals.  Starting today, Wisconsinites are eligible for a new program known as the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer, or P-EBT.  It serves low income families in need of feeding their children.  These are the kids who rely on breakfasts and lunches at their schools.  Obviously, class isn't in session.  But now, at least, there's some welcomed relief for so many.

Sherrie Tussler, Hunger Task Force Executive Director, says it's about $150 per child per household.  If you have school age children, check your FoodShare, or Quest, card. Call the number listed and see if you have additional benefits.

If you weren't on FoodShare before this public health crisis, your children may still qualify for the Pandemic EBT program.  We have information about how to find out right here. Hunger Task Force, the local non-profit working to help feed families in need, is also an invaluable resource at this time for so many people.  Click here to see what services it provides.

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