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P-EBT ended when the public health emergency ended on May 11, 2023, and all P-EBT benefits have been issued.

The Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Human Services are no longer looking back for missed payments.

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) was a temporary food benefit that provided extra support to Minnesota families with children approved for free or reduced-price school meals. P-EBT also provided benefits to families with children aged 5 and younger enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Minnesota Family Investment Program or Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture authorized the P-EBT program, which was operated by the departments of Human Services and Education in Minnesota.

Frequently asked questions

If you have been issued P-EBT benefits and are having trouble using your card, see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Moved and need a replacement card?

If you have moved and need a replacement card, use the P-EBT Help Form to report an address change. When you fill out the form, list all of the children in your household to ensure all replacement cards are redirected. Remember to notify your child’s school of the address change.

Additional food resources


P-EBT Call Center

  • 651-431-4608 or 833-454-0153
  • Monday to Friday
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Online help form

  • Available 24/7
  • Inquiries are answered the next business day
  • P-EBT Help Form 

Assistance includes:

  • Answers to general questions relating to P-EBT 
  • Changes to the address where any replacement P-EBT card will be sent 
  • Explanations of notifications you received from the P-EBT program 
  • Answers to questions about benefits issued to a P-EBT card  

EBT Edge Customer Service


Support for P-EBT cards

  • 888-997-2227 
  • Available 24/7


Assistance includes:

  • Activating a P-EBT card
  • Replacing a lost or stolen card
  • Checking your balance
  • Accessing transactions such as benefit issuances.

View How to use your MN EBT Card (PDF)

Download the EBT Edge app to your mobile phone. Available for IOS and Android at

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