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Which states will join the new summer meal program for low-income kids? Here’s the list.

January 11, 2024
This image depicts a group of school children, who were seated in the lunchroom of a metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia primary school taking their daily lunch break during their school day activities. In this particular view, seated in the foreground, were two playful boys, one of whom was about to begin eating his whole-wheat sandwich, minus the crust. Hopefully, his lunch included some fresh fruit, as was the case for some of his classmates

Children from low-income families in 35 states, four tribes and all U.S. territories will now receive permanent food assistance during the summer months when schools are closed, leaving children in 15 states excluded from the benefits. Low-income families will now receive $40 each month for each eligible school-aged child, up to $120, to buy groceries beginning in the summer of 2024. The cash will come via electronic benefit transfer, often called EBT, and will be added to food assistance debit cards.

Article Source: Maryland Matters

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