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SUN Bucks Meal Program is Here!

By: Jazmin Vargas

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CalFresh Healthy Living, UCCE, a proponent of healthy eating all year long, is happy to announce the arrival of the SUN Bucks Food program! SUN Bucks aims to help families with school-aged children purchase nutritious food during the summer while school is not in session.

SUN Bucks will automatically be funded to children 6-18 years old who receive CalFresh, CalWORKs, or Medi-Cal. Children ages 0-22 who are enrolled in school and are eligible for free and reduced priced school meals through the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast program will also be automatically enrolled in the SUN Bucks program. Participating in SUN Bucks does not affect other food resource programs. Participants will still be able to use CalFresh, WIC and other food assistance programs and receive SUN Bucks. For more information on how to receive or qualify for SUN Bucks please visit How to Get SUN Bucks.

Sun Bucks funds will be loaded on to an EBT card for easy access to purchase food. Each child will receive $120 of food aid which must be used within 122 days after funds are added to the SUN Bucks card. This averages to $40/month of groceries for the months of June, July, and August!

Interested in learning more, please visit SUN Bucks Summer Meal Program.