Summer EBT Funding for Millions in Pennsylvania Announced

The PA Departments of Human Services (DHS) and Education will operate the Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer (Summer-EBT) program in the summer 2024, allowing children to access nutritious meals during the summer months when school is not in session.  An increase in the state’s budget will provide universal free breakfastto Pennsylvania’s public school students. Every public school student regardless of income will be eligible to receive free breakfast. The funding also provides free lunch to all 22,000 Pennsylvania students who are eligible for reduced-price lunches through the National School Lunch Program.

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