Food Benefits Card for Children

Food Benefits Card for Children

From Alachua County Public Schools:

Families with children enrolled in a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school (all ACPS schools except Buchholz, Hidden Oak and Meadowbrook) are receiving in the mail what are called Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) cards from the Florida Department of Children and Families. These cards can be used to purchase food. Each family should be receiving one card per child. Benefit amounts will vary per family.

Children not attending a CEP school will still receive a card if they are enrolled in SNAP (food assistance), TANF (cash assistance) or Medicaid or if they are receiving free or reduced price school meals. 

Many parents have reported that the cards have arrived in a generic white envelope addressed to their child. If you have not yet received a card, keep a close eye on your mail through June 30th. If you have not received a card by June 30th, you may call the state at 1-833-311-0321.

More information about this program is available at

Please be aware that this is NOT a program of Alachua County Public Schools. However, the district wanted families to be aware of this program.

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