Led by Mississippi, 15 states opt out of children’s food program for low-income families

On January 10, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer (Summer EBT) would begin this year. Under the program, children who receive free or reduced lunch during the school year could also be eligible to receive $120 in food benefits spread across three months during the summer. This pittance equals about $40 per month, or about $1.33 per lunch.

Cordell Gascoigne January 16, 2024

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