State of Texas Food Benefits (P-EBT)

Enrolled students (up to 21 years of age) in families that temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals for the 2020–2021 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible to receive Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer.

Click here to view the P-EBT flyer. (en español)

P-EBT benefits can be used to buy food from any retailer that accepts the Lone Star Card. (This is a state of Texas program, not an RISD program.)

To apply, parents can go to Applications open Tuesday, June 2, and the deadline to apply is Aug, 13.

For more information about eligibility, applying and getting P-EBT benefits, visit, or call 833-442-1255, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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