IMPORTANT FOOD ASSISTANCE INFORMATION! The DHS will be distributing an additional $307.80 per eligible child in food assistance benefits beginning July 15. Eligible children are those enrolled in Pre-K through grade 12, that participate in the National School Lunch Program and received Free and Reduced School Meals as of March 16, 2020. For those households that received Food Assistance benefits anytime in April, May or June, their benefits will be put on the household's Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card on July 15th. The remaining eligible children will receive Pandemic EBT cards in the mail between July 14-21, 2020. Cards will arrive in white envelopes addressed with the child's name, from an Austin, TX return address. Families need to follow the included instructions to activate the card. Please visit the DHS website with all Pandemic-EBT questions.