May 24, 2024
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Summer Grocery Program Information

Summer grocery program
Summer EBT (S-EBT) is a new federal nutrition program designed to provide a grocery benefit during the summer months to families with children eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. Beginning in summer 2024, Illinois will participate in this new, nationwide, permanent Summer EBT program, referred to as SUN Bucks.

SUN Bucks 2024 will provide a $120 annual benefit to eligible children on an EBT card to purchase food. If you have any questions after reviewing the fact sheet at this link, please contact the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) at 833-621-0737.