May 20, 2024


  • The Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer Program for Children (Summer EBT or SUN Bucks) is new for summer 2024. Summer EBT/SUN Bucks provides grocery benefits to low-income families with school-aged children when school is closed for the summer. Summer EBT benefits will be loaded to a household’s Ohio Direction Card, or a benefit card will be sent in the mail to each eligible child.  

    Families can use the money to buy food during the summer at grocery stores, farmers markets and other authorized retailers. Families will receive a one-time benefit of $120 for each eligible child. 

If your student was eligible for free or reduced meals in the 2023-24 school year, you should have received an email from Sue Sass, Food Service Director, letting you know that your student is automatically enrolled.
It’s not too late to apply! If your family meets the income eligibility guidelines below, then visit and submit an application before August 15.
More information about this program can be found at If you have questions, you can contact the Summer EBT helpline at 1-866-244-0071, option 1.

In addition to Summer EBT, children under 18 years of age in your household can also receive free meals during the summer at a summer meal site. You can call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (or text 914-342-7744 with the keyword “summer meals”) to find the location closest to you.

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