Nebraska families with children eligible for free or reduced-price school meals are now eligible for food assistance through a new program called Pandemic-EBT! If you do not currently receive SNAP, and your children received free or reduced-price school meals this year, you must complete your application before July 19, 2020: https://bit.ly/317jQRk. Families can also call 800-383-4278 to apply. If your family currently receives SNAP, and your children received free or reduced-price school meals this year, you do not need to complete an application. Expect to receive two payments, up to $281 in total: one between July 28-31 and another between August 15-19. Please share widely! PLEASE NOTE: Although the application asks for a parent/guardian Social Security Number, it is OPTIONAL. You can leave this blank and still receive benefits. P-EBT benefits will not affect your family’s immigration status and the public charge rule does not apply to P-EBT benefits.