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USDA Approves Program to Feed Kids in Maine, North Dakota, West Virginia, and Vermont

Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced Maine, North Dakota, West Virginia, and Vermont have been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), a new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) which provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals dealing with school closures.

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Meals to You to Serve 5 Million Meals a Week to Rural Children

Secretary Sonny Perdue announced a major expansion of Meals to You, USDA’s innovative partnership with the Baylor University Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, McLane Global, and PepsiCo, to feed low-income kids in rural areas.

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USDA Approves Nevada to Accept SNAP Benefits Online

Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced approval of a request from Nevada to provide online purchasing of food to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households. This approval will allow Nevada to expedite the implementation of online purchasing with currently authorized SNAP online retailers with a target start date to be announced at a later time.

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USDA Announces Additional Food Purchase Plans

Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced details of $470 million in Section 32 food purchases to occur in the third quarter of fiscal year 2020, in addition to purchases previously announced, which will enable USDA to purchase surplus food for distribution to communities nationwide.

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USDA Approves Minnesota to Accept SNAP Benefits Online

Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced approval of a request from Minnesota to provide online purchasing of food to SNAP) households. This approval will allow the states to expedite the implementation of online purchasing with currently authorized SNAP online retailers with a target start date to be announced at a later time.

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USDA Approves Program to Feed Kids in Delaware and Oregon

Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced Delaware and Oregon have been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), a new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)  which provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals dealing with school closures.

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USDA Approves Program to Feed Kids in Maryland and New Mexico

Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced Maryland and New Mexico have been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), a new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) which provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals dealing with school closures.

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USDA Approves Program to Feed Kids in Kansas and Virginia

Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced Kansas and Virginia have been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), a new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) which provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals dealing with school closures.

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USDA Approves Program to Feed Kids in California and Connecticut

Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced California and Connecticut have been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), a new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act which provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals dealing with school closures.

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Vermont Added to Innovative SNAP Online Pilot Program

Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced approval of a request from Vermont to provide online purchasing of food to SNAP households. This approval will allow the state to expedite the implementation of online purchasing with currently authorized online retailers with a target start date to be announced at a later time. 

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USDA Approves Program to Feed Kids in Wisconsin

Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced Wisconsin has been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), a new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act which provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals dealing with school closures.

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USDA Approves Program to Feed Kids in Alabama

Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced Alabama has been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), a new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act which provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals dealing with school closures.

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USDA Increases Monthly SNAP Benefits by 40%

Secretary Sonny Perdue announced emergency benefit increases have reached $2.0 billion per month for SNAP households across all 50 states and 3 territories to increase food security during the coronavirus national emergency. These emergency benefits represent a 40% increase in overall monthly SNAP benefits, significantly increasing food purchasing power for American families.

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Kentucky, Missouri, and Texas Added to Innovative SNAP Online Pilot Program

Secretary Perdue today announced approval of requests from Kentucky, Missouri, and Texas to provide online purchasing of food to SNAP households. This approval will allow the states to expedite the implementation of online purchasing with currently authorized online retailers with a target start date to be announced at a later time.

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USDA Approves Program to Feed Kids in Arizona and Illinois

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced Arizona and Illinois have been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), a new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act  which provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals dealing with school closures.

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West Virginia Added to Innovative SNAP Online Pilot Program

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced approval of West Virginia’s requests to provide online purchasing of food to SNAP households. This approval will allow the state to expedite the implementation of online purchasing with currently authorized online retailers with a target start date to be announced at a later time.

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USDA Announces Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program which will provide critical support to our farmers and ranchers, maintain the integrity of our food supply chain, and ensure every American continues to receive and have access to the food they need.

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USDA Approves Program to Feed Kids in North Carolina and Massachusetts

Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced North Carolina and Massachusetts have been approved to operate Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT), a new program authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which provides assistance to families of children eligible for free or reduced-price meals dealing with school closures.

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