USDA launches new program to feed kids in Michigan

Posted at 12:47 PM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 16:46:57-04

(WXYZ) — Michigan is the first state that has been approved to operate Pandemic EBT Transfer.

The program was authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Act and provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals dealing with school closures.

“This is a challenging time for many people right now, and we are working every day to ensure all Americans have access to safe, affordable, and nutritious food to feed themselves and their families," U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said in a press release.

Pandemic EBT is available to current SNAP participants and as a new EBT benefit to other eligible households to offset the cost of meals that would have otherwise been eaten at school.

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