If you need help:

We’re updating resources regularly to keep you informed on how COVID-19 is affecting food access.

Click on each program below for the latest updates:

Child Meals

  • P-EBT is now available in Missouri!  Families with children who qualify for free or reduced-price school meals may receive up to $302 per child to help cover the cost of meals served at home while schools were closed due to COVID-19.
  • Kids, ages 18 and younger, can get a healthy, free grab & go style meal while schools are closed.  To find child meal sites in the St. Louis metro region, check out our map.
View Child Meals MapChild Meals Information

Food Pantries

There are three ways to find our Community Food Partner Agencies nearest you:

  • Call our Hunger Hotline – Call (314) 726-5355 x1 for nearby locations.
  • Text for Locations – Text your zip code to (785) 503-3310.
  • View the MapSearch the map for locations near you.

Want to know what to expect when you go? Watch our video tutorial on visiting a
Community Food Partner Agency (pantry) HERE IN ENGLISH and HERE IN SPANISH.

Medicaid

  • Non-elderly adults without health insurance who test positive for COVID-19 can receive Medicaid coverage.
  • Participants will not have any co-pays for COVID-19 testing and treatment.
  • Medicaid has expanded telehealth so participants can meet with their clinicians over the phone.
Medicaid Resources

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT)

    • The application deadline for P-BET was extended to July 7, 2020!
    • Families who were enrolled in SNAP in March: You should have automatically had $302 for each school-aged child in your household added to your EBT card. No need to apply.
    • Families who were NOT enrolled in SNAP in March: You’ll need to apply by July 7, 2020.
P-EBT Resources

SNAP or Food Stamps

  • SNAP participants can now use their EBT card to order groceries online through Amazon and Wal-mart.
  • In May and June, families enrolled in SNAP will receive the maximum monthly benefit that is available for their household size.
  • All work documentation requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents (ages 18-49) have been waived during the COVID-19 emergency.
  • If you’ve been removed from SNAP due to the 3 month time limit, you may reapply to start receiving benefits.
SNAP Resources

Stimulus Checks

  • The federal government is sending stimulus checks totaling $1,200 for adults and $500 for children.
    • Taxpayers in 2018 or 2019 – checks will be mailed or deposited directly in bank accounts.
    • Social Security enrollees – payments will be sent with Social Security monthly benefits.
    • Everyone else – Complete the “Non-Filers: Payment Info” form on the IRS website.
  • Visit www.irs.gov/economic-impact-payments to add or update payment information.
Stimulus Payment Information

Unemployment Insurance

  • Self-employed, part-time, and gig workers are now eligible for unemployment benefits.
  • People who file unemployment claims on or after March 29, 2020 will receive an additional $600 each week through July 25, 2020.
  • Unemployment benefits have been extended for an additional 13 weeks.
Unemployment Resources

WIC

  • Certain food substitutions are now allowed when the grocery store is out of WIC-approved items.  See the WIC food guides for more details.
  • Services may now be offered by phone, drive-up, mail or online. Call your local WIC agency to see how they’re operating.
  • WIC vouchers can be mailed to participants and e-WIC benefits can be loaded remotely. Ask your local WIC agency about these options.
WIC Resources

Additional Resources