Pandemic EBT Card
Please note: OUSD Nutrition Services does not issue out P-EBT cards. Our district does not have access to reload cards or resolve issues with lost cards. This page is intended to only relay information directly from the ca.gov website.
For more information please visit the Pandemic EBT website.
P-EBT is a federal program. The California Department of Social Services (CDSS), in collaboration with the California Department of Education (CDE), received approval to operate the program in response to COVID-19 related school closures. P-EBT provides food benefits to help families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals through the federal School Breakfast or National School Lunch Programs.
Where can I apply to get P-EBT benefits?You DO NOT need to apply. P-EBT cards are automatically sent to eligible families based on information from other programs, including CalFresh Food benefits and free or reduced-price school meals. You can apply for free or reduced-price school meals through your school. You can apply for CalFresh Food benefits at GetCalfresh.org
What if I need help with my P-EBT benefits?Call the P-EBT Helpline at (877) 328-9677 (M–F from 6am to 8pm). Be prepared to provide your child’s name, date of birth, and mailing address to complete the request.
What if I lose my P-EBT card?If you lose your card, replacement cards can be obtained through the P-EBT Helpline at (877) 328-9677 (M–F from 6am to 8pm). Be prepared to provide your child’s name, date of birth, and mailing address to complete the request.
P-EBT Card Support
The following information is from the Pandemic EBT website. These are resources outside of Oceanside Unified.
Families that have already received a P-EBT card and need assistance with PINset up, need to request a replacement card, or did not receive their card in the mail as expected, may contact the P-EBT Helpline at (877) 328-9677 office for help.
The P-EBT Helpline can only help families that expected to receive a card in the mail or already received a P-EBT card. The P-EBT Helpline cannot assistwith P-EBT eligibility issues or issue P-EBT benefits. Thank you.