September Breakfast & Lunch Menu
The NM Human Services Department has established the Yes New Mexico portal where parents and School Food Authorities (SFAs) can now access student information on the Pandemic-EBT program. Through the portal, parents and SFAs can look up their students' information and validate, update or change their address or request a new P-EBT card. A student ID number and some additional identifying data are required for access. This flier includes instructions for accessing the YesNM portal.
P-EBT link: https://www.yes.state.nm.us/yesnm/home/index
Help Feed Your Children with Pandemic EBT
New Mexico received approval for Fall P-EBT benefits. Due to the high demand for P-EBT cards, there will be a delay in the mailing of approximately 72,000 cards. Households who received their Spring P-EBT issuance on their normal SNAP EBT card will receive their Fall P-EBT benefit on a new P-EBT card. Cards will be mailed to these households in late October 2020. Thank you for your patience.
Students eligible for free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch at school can get food benefits. This is in addition to their pickup meals from school. These extra food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT. The benefit amount is calculated at $5.86 per child. It is for each day the child was 100 percent virtual in school. That is until the school instituted a hybrid-school model for August and September. Schools in New Mexico had various start dates. They implemented the hybrid model at different times. Therefore each school site will have a different P-EBT benefit amount. To find out if your school is eligible and what the dollar amount is click here to view a searchable Excel spreadsheet with all the data.
P-EBT: IMPORTANT UPDATE!
NO parental action is required to get the Fall P-EBT benefit.
The last day to get data to the PED that would qualify a child was Sept. 18. This was due to the tight time frame we had to get the P-EBT out to students and families.
As of today (Oct. 1, beginning of federal fiscal year), the PED and HSD can do only address changes for benefits that were issued in both phases.
As of today, the PED and HSD can NO longer can issue any new P-EBT for any phases. There are no more federal funds available for P-EBT at this time.
HSD is in the process of issuing the remainder of the second round of P-EBT cards for new students and student on SNAP and regular EBT on or by Oct. 22 (approximately 72k families, and affect 92k students).
Families should be patient and wait for the cards to be mailed and received.
The second round will not be added to existing SNAP or regular EBT cards.
We do not know if there will be future P-EBT issuances, but please ask families to save their existing P-EBT cards.
Schools and Districts must continue to ensure that student data and addresses are updated, submitted, and validated in STARS or to the PED.
HSD Hotline- 1-800-283-4465
PED Hotline- 1-505-660-4822
FIS number- 1-800-843-8303 (card replacements)
Note: The HSD and the PED are working on getting a consolidated 1-800 number.
Website links for P-EBT information:
PED Website Link to HSD: http://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/ (Pandemic EBT is under Important information and quick links)