New Options to Combat Summer Hunger: What Counties Need to Know

Thursday, September 21, 2023 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 pm Eastern Time

Summer hunger impacts too many children when they lose access to nutritious school meals. But thanks to bipartisan action by Congress last year, state and local governments have two powerful new tools to fight hunger and better meet the nutritional needs of children during the summer months: “grab and go” meals for eligible children in certain rural areas and, starting in 2024, the permanent nationwide “Summer EBT” program, which will provide benefits for low-income households with children to purchase food over the summer. 

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