Family Needs

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT)

Updated information from the PA Department of Education, Division of Food and Nutrition about the P-EBT Benefit Issuance (posted June 6, 2020)

If you feel that you should have already received your P-EBT reimbursement benefit, please complete the following online P-EBT Inquiry Form at

According to the PA Department of Education, Division of Food and Nutrition, the P-EBT Reimbursement Benefit Issuance timeline is as follows:

· P-EBT benefit issuance for current SNAP and TANF EBT cardholders will be complete by June 8, 2020, if your school-aged child was receiving free or reduced-price meals before May 20, 2020. Current SNAP and TANF EBT Cardholders can check their card balance by calling 1-888-328-7366 or using

· For free and reduced eligible school-aged students that are not SNAP/TANF or those receiving SNAP or TANF that became eligible for free or reduced-price meals after May 20, 2020, the P-EBT cards are being mailed and should be received by the end of June 2020.

If you have any questions about the P-EBT Benefit Issuance, please email

P-EBT Supplemental Payment Information 

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CONTACT – This is a helpline that provides information 24-hours, 7 days-a-week regarding health and human service services and is a referral service for any need you might have. Call 211 or text your zip code to 898-211

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Safe to Say – Anonymous reporting system where you can submit safety concerns to help identify and intervene upon at-risk individuals

This link will provide information for a multitude of physical needs you might have

Rides, Deliveries, or other tasks through St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Boiling Springs: In this uncertain and difficult time, St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Boiling Springs would like our friends and neighbors to know we are here for you. We are blessed with people that can help with the little things that can help make a difference in our daily lives including: * phone calls to check in * picking up and delivery of groceries and other essentials * a ride to Project Share or other food banks * a ride to a medical appointment All requests will be kept confidential and we will do our best to meet any other needs you may have.

Additional Resources for COVID-19 Crisis

Unemployment Benefits-It is recommended you apply online for fastest results and processing

SNAP Benefits/Food Stamps-Online or via phone
Help Line- 1-800-692-7462

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank-717.564.1700
3908 Corey Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109

Utility Assistance-If you are struggling to pay your utility bills, contact your service provider right away. Many utility service providers offer emergency assistance programs at this time.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Health Care/Medical Assistance-1-866-550-4355 (may not be available at this time)

County Assistance Offices across the state are closed, but the link provides access info to residents.

2-1-1 United Way-Call: 2-1-1

PA Coronavirus Health Website

If you have seen a reduction in pay due to COVID-19 and are struggling to make your rent, mortgage, credit card, or loan payments, contact your lender right away. Explain your situation and ask about hardship programs that may be available. Regulatory agencies have encouraged financial institutions to work with customers impacted by the coronavirus. 

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