Summer EBT program application available

Summer EBT is a new program that provides money for food during the summer to families with school-aged children in Massachusetts. Benefits are $120 per child for the summer. Children and families can participate in both Summer EBT and Summer Eats!
More details, From Newsweek:

SNAP recipients can expect a $120 boost to their payments starting this month.

SUN Bucks, a new federal government plan, provides families who rely on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits and free or reduced lunch to get an extra $120 this summer.


Summer months tend to be the direst for families living with food insecurity because children lose access to meals provided by schools.

To qualify for the extra SNAP payments, beneficiaries must have school-age children in their households and already be receiving SNAP benefits.

The children must also attend a school that offers free or reduced lunch or breakfast programs, and their household income must meet the criteria for eligibility.

The USDA previously said payments would arrive either in June, July or August, depending on where the recipient lived.

Most families may not need to apply if they are already receiving SNAP benefits. The money is set to be sent automatically to a recipient's SNAP account or issued as a separate electronic benefit transfer card.