Those in the district will be receiving NYS EBT cards because everyone is receiving free lunch.
Everyone should have received an NYS EBT Debit Card. This is a program from NYS sent out to every student in a school district with the free lunch program. This is not a scam, but an actual program. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 authorized the payment of EBT food benefits to households with children who received free school lunches under the National School Lunch Act. It is a debit card used only for the purchase of food at local stores.
For more information please check out the Frequently Asked Questions for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Food Benefits.