Qualified Minnesota families now have until the end of July to apply for federal free and reduced-price meals through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer or P-EBT benefit program. The Minnesota Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Nikki Farago with DHS says it’s important that people in need…

“Are getting as much access as possible to healthy, nutritious food during this time.”

The benefits are issued by the Minnesota Department of Human Services in a lump sum of $325 per child to purchase food within a year of the date issued. More than 200,000 families have already applied for or received P-EBT. For more information, you can visit the DHS website.