Connect eligible Colorado families with food benefits!

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 4, 2020

Wednesday, September 23rd, is the last day families can apply for Pandemic EBT (P-EBT). This means we have less than three weeks to get the word out! 

Currently, more than 200,000 eligible students still need their families to apply for these vital food benefits.  

P-EBT provides eligible families with funds to help buy food since schools were closed this spring due to the pandemicHouseholds that were eligible for free or reduced-price school meals at schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program can receive up to $279 per eligible child in benefits to buy foodP-EBT is for all families with eligible students, regardless of immigration status, and P-EBT is not part of the public charge rule. Some families that were on SNAP this spring may have automatically received P-EBT onto their SNAP cards this July, but all other eligible families must apply before 
September 23rd!  


Check out our Outreach Toolkit for materials that will help you spread the word in your community. Here are some ideas to promote the P-EBT application: 

  • Post on social media 
  • Send a text message 
  • Send an email 
  • Share in a newsletter and post on your website 
  • Hand out flyers 
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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit