Louisiana deadline extended for students’ pandemic meal aid

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Low-income families in Louisiana have another week to apply for a program to provide healthy meals for children who lost access to school meals during the coronavirus pandemic, the state education department said Monday.

Monday had been the original deadline to apply for the federally funded Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer program. But department extended the time to apply until June 15.

The federal program is for families of children in prekindergarten through 12th grade who normally receive free or reduced-price meals at school. Louisiana schools have been closed since March 16.

Families can apply through a P-EBT portal on the Louisiana Department of Education website.

By: Associated Press

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