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States and Tribes Partner with USDA to Kick Off New Summer EBT Program

FNS has started receiving official notices from states and tribal nations that intend to operate the new, permanent summer nutrition assistance program for children, known as Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer — one of many strategies the department is leveraging to tackle child hunger when schools are closed. 

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WIC is Vital – but Vastly Underutilized, Research Finds

WIC is vital to the health and well-being of nearly half of our nation’s babies, along with millions of young children up to age 5 and their mothers. Yet, recent research based on 2021 data published by FNS shows more than 6 million of those who are eligible for the program are missing out on its proven health benefits.   

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USDA and States Achieve Nationwide Card Skimming Safeguards for SNAP Participants

The Food and Nutrition Service announced today that SNAP, households will have added protection from stolen benefits through Sept. 30, 2024, as the agency officially approved all SNAP state agencies’ plans for replacing benefits stolen via card skimming, card cloning and other similar crimes. This is a vital and necessary step in ensuring victims of fraudulent activities continue to have access to food.

Page updated: February 09, 2021