Community Resources to help meet basic needs
- Find a food pantry: foodfinder.oregonfoodbank.org (Local food bank is called Brookings-Harbor Community Helpers Food Bank and Help Center)
- Learn about government programs and community resources for older adults and people with disabilities: Aging and Disability Resource Connection of Oregon at 1-855-673-2372 or www.adrcoforegon.org.
- Dial 2-1-1, or text your zip code to 898211 (TXT211), www.211info.org
- Oregon Department of Human Services Resources
Administered by ODHS, SNAP is a federal program that provides food assistance to approximately 1 million eligible, low-income families and individuals in Oregon, including many older adults and people with disabilities. Oregonians in need can apply for benefits, including SNAP, child care, cash assistance and Medicaid. Learn more at https://govstatus.egov.com/or-dhs-benefits. For local resources in your area, such as food or shelter, please call 2-1-1 or reach out to the state’s Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) at 1-855-ORE-ADRC or 1-855-673-2372.
What you need to know
- We are excited to announce that the P-EBT for Summer 2022 Program is now live.
- We have approved benefits for over 389,217 children, who will receive a letter addressed to them in the mail, followed by their new P-EBT card in early April.
- The P-EBT Call Center and P-EBT POC Portal (P3) are now available to assist with P-EBT related questions and confirm eligibility.
- There might be more eligible students – and we need your help through the P3 portal to review and confirm eligibility for your students.
The P-EBT Call Center is officially here to assist you with all P-EBT related questions. Contact the center today by phone or email.
Call: (844) ORE-PEBT or (844) 673-7328
Call center hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Some students mistakenly received P-EBT benefits. We estimate this issue does not impact any students across your schools.
Earlier this week, we learned that some students who were ineligible for P-EBT benefits for Summer 2022 had received Eligibility Notices and/or EBT cards. We looked into this issue and found it was caused by a 2021 error that designated certain schools in Oregon as Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) schools. As a result of this designation, some students mistakenly received benefits in 2021. This data also caused some P-EBT cards and food benefits to be incorrectly issued as part of the Summer 2022 P-EBT program (about 1% of the total).
ODHS and ODE are currently working to resolve this issue and notify impacted families. No one who received P-EBT benefits in error will be penalized.
We are here to support you and the students in your schools. If you have any questions, please reply to this email. If families have questions about this issue, they can contact our call center at 1-844-ORE-PEBT, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm PST.