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Missouri summer ebt 2024 food service program awaiting approval [Video]

The program grants families a one-time $120 benefit per qualifying child loaded onto an EBT card. But, the program is still awaiting Missouri approval.

MISSOURI, USA — Students across Missouri are clearing out from classrooms as summer vacation begins, but many will face hunger at home without access to school lunches.

Nearly one in five Missouri children face food insecurity, totaling around 255,000, according to the non-profit food bank network Feeding America. The state also has a $668 million annual food budget shortfall, or the amount of money food-insecure individuals report needing to purchase enough food.

A federal program called “SUN Bucks” hopes to help alleviate child hunger by offering families a one-time $120 benefit per qualifying child loaded onto an EBT card. 

5 On Your Side reached out to DSS for clarification on the program’s approval timeline, but has not received a response as of this article’s publication.

If the program is approved, the one-time $120 benefit per child will …

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