FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 12, 2018
CONTACT: Lynn Sutfin, 517-241-2112
LANSING, Mich. – To ensure children have access to well-balanced meals throughout the summer, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Education, is participating in the 2018 Summer EBT for Children (SEBTC) program.
Funded through a grant from the U.S Department of Agriculture, the program helps WIC-eligible families feed their children nutritious meals during the summer months when school meals are not readily available. Eligible students from 16 school districts throughout the state will receive $30 of nutritious food per month for the three months of summer. The program began June 1 and benefits expire Sept. 3, 2018.
The following school districts have been selected for 2018:
SEBTC Bridge Cards and program materials have been mailed directly to families selected to participate. The card comes pre-loaded with a food package that families can redeem in any WIC-authorized store. The food package contains nutritious items such as milk, eggs and fresh fruits and vegetables.
For more information about the SEBTC program, visit Sebtc-mi.com, or contact the SEBTC help desk at 888-265-3291.
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