MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Division of Human Providers (DHS) says 1000’s of households should still be eligible to use for extra advantages from the Supplemental Diet Help Program (SNAP).
In keeping with the DHS, 200,000 households have already utilized for, or acquired, advantages underneath a limited-time program that ensures kids don’t go hungry whereas not at school and never receiving faculty lunch.
That program is named the Pandemic Digital Profit Switch (P-EBT), the place DHS points a lump sum of $325 per little one to buy meals inside a yr of the date issued.
The deadline for purposes is June 30 and, in accordance with the DHS, there are as much as 150,000 extra households which may be eligible. They’re inspired to use earlier than the deadline.
“Many households wrestle with feeding their kids in the summertime, when they don’t seem to be receiving free or reduced-price lunches at college,” mentioned Human Providers Commissioner Jodi Harpstead. “Supplementing households’ meals budgets by offering further assist to buy wholesome meals for college kids is the goal of this program.”
Many households have already acquired the funds mechanically on their current EBT playing cards. The DHS says households who had been receiving free or diminished meals for 2019-2020 faculty yr — however weren’t receiving SNAP or Minnesota Household Funding Program advantages — want to enroll in the P-EBT card to obtain the extra funds.
Extra data is on the market at MN.P-EBT.org.