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This toolkit helps implementing agencies (as well as other stakeholders and partners) promote the Summer EBT program, also known as SUN Bucks. These resources can help ensure families know about the new program and understand how to use their benefits.

Partners play a pivotal role in getting the word out! Implementing agencies are encouraged to identify and work with various partners to reach eligible families, including but not limited to:

  • school districts and educators,
  • parent associations,
  • advocacy and faith-based groups,
  • food banks, and
  • after school programs.

Please review the Summer EBT / SUN Bucks Outreach Planning Checklist to get started. 

General Outreach

Branding and Logos

Customizable Resources

  • Sample social media graphics and posts (Available in Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese)
  • Sample newsletter article (Available in Amharic, Arabic, French, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese)
  • Sample phone call and text message script (Available in Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese)
  • Summer EBT factsheets for:
  • Sample letters to families about eligibility and enrollment:
    • Letter #1: Letter for households with children who are automatically eligible and do not need to apply for SUN Bucks. (Available in Amharic, Arabic, French, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese)
    • Letter #2: Letter for households with children attending NSLP-participating schools who are not automatically eligible and need to apply for SUN Bucks. (Available in Amharic, Arabic, French, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese)
  • Summer nutrition programs PowerPoint slide deck and talking points

If you have suggestions or questions about the Summer EBT Outreach toolkit, please contact fns.external.affairs@usda.gov

 

Page updated: March 19, 2024