School-age children are eligible for P-EBT 3.0 if they were:

  • Enrolled at a school for school year 2021–22 that participated in the federal School Breakfast Program or National School Lunch Program; and
  • Eligible to get free or reduced-price meals for school year 2021–22; and
  • Attended school via Independent Study (California’s version of virtual learning) or had at least five excused absences in a month.

You DO NOT 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.

For questions or more information, visit or call 877-328-9677 Monday – Friday 6 AM-8 PM.

Orange County Food Assistance