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Some Copper Country ISD Families Getting Summer Food Assistance

The Copper Country Intermediate School District is one of 16 school districts in Michigan to receive summer food assistance.

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.

Eligible students will receive $30 of nutritious food per month for the three months of summer.

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.

Here is the full press release:

Students in 16 school districts receiving summer food assistance

LANSING, Mich. – To ensure children have access to well-balanced meals throughout the summer, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Education, is participating in the 2018 Summer EBT for Children (SEBTC) program.

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. Eligible students from 16 school districts throughout the state will receive $30 of nutritious food per month for the three months of summer. The program began June 1 and benefits expire Sept. 3, 2018.

The following school districts have been selected for 2018:

  • 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
  • Genesee 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

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.

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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