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Illinois Launches Summer Food Assistance Program

On May 16, 2024 Governor JB Pritzker announced that Illinois’ Summer EBT plan has been approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) -meaning Illinois will be one of the first states to provide additional food assistance to over one million children this summer.

The Summer EBT program aims to provide essential support to economically disadvantaged children during the summer months, ensuring they have access to nutritious meals. Eligible children will receive a one-time $120 issuance, supporting families in helping children meet their nutritional needs throughout the summer. Th...


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