COVID-19 Pandemic Resources and Information

  • Consumer Information
    P-EBT Update: Details On Round II of P-EBT Issuance (fall 2020)
    Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) was authorized by the Families First Corona Virus Response Act. The purpose of P-EBT is to provide food assistance to families with children who would have received free or reduced lunch while attending school but are not in school due to COVID-19 restrictions. School participation was voluntary for round II P-EBT issuance. Students eligible for P-EBT will receive funds on new P-EBT cards that should arrive in the mail by the end of November.

    For additional information on Pandemic EBT, please view and share the pdf links below or visit the DFR site. The P-EBT information documents and frequently asked questions (FAQ) have been translated into both Spanish and Burmese.

    Burmese (ဗမာ)
    Fall P-EBT info_Burmese
    P_EBT-FAQ_Burmese fall 2020

    Spanish (Español)
    Fall P-EBT info_Spanish 10.20.20
    P_EBT-FAQ_Spanish 10.20.20

    P-EBT info fall 2020
    P-EBT FAQ fall 2020

Pandemic EBT
Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT)

Food Assistance Availability Map

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA), in partnership with the state’s food banks, Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, and the Indy Hunger Network has developed a statewide, interactive map that will help Hoosiers seeking food assistance find what they need. 

* Hunger Relief Providers
Emerging and Preparedness Practices  – Documents from Feeding America

Food Bank Volunteers
Food Safety at Food Banks 

COVID-19 Food Safety

CDC Guidelines for Disinfecting Your Facility
CDC Disinfection Guidance

FDA Best Practices
Food Pick-Up / Delivery Services 

CDC's guidelines to prevent spreading COVID-19

The following CDC guidelines can be used to minimize risk.   

• Signs are recommended at drive-through pantries requiring windows of recipients be rolled up unless everyone in the car has a mask covering both their mouth and nose.

• No one should enter a walk-in pantry without a mask covering both their mouth and nose. 

•  The PowerPoint for COVID-19 education (for both clients and staff) contains infographics that can utilized on social media.

CDC Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Workplaces

CDC Guidelines for Critical Infrastructure

Facemask Do’s and Don’ts

Handwashing Poster (adults)

ISDH PowerPoint with Infographics

Mask Cleaning Guidelines

Stop the Spread of Germs 

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is closely monitoring a pandemic of the novel (new) coronavirus or COVID-19.  

Member Food Banks
Counties Impacted
Thousand Hoosiers At Risk
Million Pounds of Food Distributed

Help Fight Hunger