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SNAP Extends Cash Benefits for Meals to Eligible Students

All households with children who were receiving free or reduced price meals at school before their school closed, are now eligible to receive cash benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), even if they were not receiving SNAP previously. States currently are developing procedures to provide those benefits through Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards. Every state has to develop its own procedures to implement this new (temporary) SNAP rule. You can let families and youth know they should check your state’s SNAP website regularly for information on how to receive those benefits.


The following website gives information on SNAP in PA.