City-Wide Food Support in Baltimore City
Visit www.bmorechildren.com/freemeals to learn about food-related supports for children, including meal distribution at non-school sites; grocery and produce box distribution and home delivery; and more. More information for emergency food resources for adults can be found here.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP, formerly known as “food stamps,” offers some families assistance with food purchases. To see if you are eligible, visit this webpage of the Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS). To apply for SNAP, call the DHS Call Center at 1-800-332-6347 (TTY 1-800-735-2258), 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Card
Part of the United States government’s response to the covid-19 pandemic, P-EBT provides support for families of students eligible for free school meals (all City Schools students) during periods of school closure. Find more information about these benefits in Maryland.
If you received a P-EBT card already, don’t throw it away, in case additional P-EBT benefits are approved. The Maryland Department of Human Services and the State Department of Education are working collaboratively to obtain additional information about the extension from the federal government for the rest the 2020-21 school year. All enrolled students in Baltimore City Public Schools as of September 30, 2021, are eligible for P-EBT due to districtwide participation in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).
The State will work with the district to identify eligible children and automatically provide them P-EBT benefits.
If you have misplaced or no longer have your P-EBT card, please complete the customer inquiry form. DHS will use the information you provide to send you a replacement card.
If you were eligible to receive P-EBT benefits but never received a card and completed the customer inquiry form above, please email: PEBT@bcps.k12.md.us.
If you have newly enrolled or transferred to City Schools, please ensure that your child’s school has an accurate mailing address.