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 Juy 29, 2020). 

Q: How can families check card balances? A: 1-888-328-7366 or

Q: How can a family request a replacement card due to a lost or damaged card? A: Parent should complete the P-EBT Inquiry Form at

Q: What should a family do if they believe they should have received a benefit and did not.

A: All benefits will be processed and mailed by the end of July. If a parent believes they should have received a card and has not after July 31st, have the parent complete the P- EBT Inquiry Form at

Q: Who can assist parents that are having issues with the card’s PIN?

A: Parents should email for assistance.

Q: Where does one obtain additional information on P-EBT (How much will the household receive, information for pinning P-EBT cards, and much more)?

A: Visit this website for more information:

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

P-EBT Supplemental Payment Information 

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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.

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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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