• Roanoke County Public Schools recognizes that families depend on our schools as a reliable source of meals. 

    Roanoke County Public Schools has announced it is participating in the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program as part of a food assistance plan approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) that is being implemented statewide by the Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) and the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).

    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (P.L. 116-127) (FFCRA) authorized a temporary food assistance program for households with children affected by school closures during the nationwide public health emergency. The Food and Nutrition Service accepted state plans for the P-EBT program and, pursuant to the authority granted under the FFCRA, FNS approved Virginia’s P-EBT operational plan in late April.

    >> P-EBT Flyer (pdf)

    >> P-EBT flyer for 100% online students

    >> P-EBT flyer for 100% online students (spanish version)

    >> Virginia Family Nutrition Program map of Roanoke area food resources
    Looking for ways to stretch your food budget? This map includes information on where you can receive discounts with your EBT or P-EBT card, get free meals and groceries, apply for benefits, grow your own food, and find information on things like cooking, stretching your food dollars, and healthy eating on a budget.

    >> Interactive map

    Households can submit inquiries on the P-EBT web portal.

    Support can also be found by phone at 1-866-281-2448.


  • What is Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT)?

  • What is the purpose of P-EBT?

  • Who is eligible for P-EBT benefits?

  • How do I know if I am eligible?

  • My family needs food now, what can we do?

  • If eligible, how much P-EBT will I get?

  • When will P-EBT benefits be available?

  • What will happen to my P-EBT card if my family has moved?

  • If eligible, how often will I get P-EBT benefits?

  • Where can I use my P-EBT benefits?

  • What can I buy with P-EBT benefits?

  • Do I have to use all my P-EBT benefits at once?

  • What should I do if I do not want the P-EBT benefits?

  • What do I do if my P-EBT card is lost?

  • How do I PIN my card?

  • (updated May 11, 2020)