Children in Genesee Intermediate School District eligible for summer food assistance

Children in Genesee Intermediate School District eligible for summer food assistance

Children in the Genesee Intermediate School District will have access to well-balanced meals throughout the summer.

Those meals will be provided by the 2018 Summer EBT for Children (SEBTC) program, which is 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.

SEBTC Bridge Cards come pre-loaded with a food package that families can redeem in any WIC-authorized store.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Education are participating in the program to ensure children have access to well-balanced meals.

Eligible students will receive $30 of nutritious food per month for the three months of summer. The program began June 1 and benefits expire Sept. 3.

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.

To watch videos about the program and how to purchase food with an SEBTC Bridge Cards please click here.

Sixteen school districts were selected for 2018. Besides the Genesee School District they are:

  • Alpena Public Schools
  • Bay-Arenac Intermediate School District
  • Clare-Gladwin Intermediate School District
  • Copper County Intermediate School District
  • Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate School District
  • Detroit Public Schools
  • Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District
  • Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District
  • Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Kentwood Public Schools
  • Marquette-Alger Intermediate School District
  • Menominee Intermediate School District
  • Midland County Educational Service Agency
  • Tuscola Intermediate School District

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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