Summer EBT Money 2024
Posted on 06/03/2024

This summer, Royal Oak Schools is excited to announce the launch of the Summer EBT program. Designed to support families during the summer months, this new grocery benefits program provides $120 per eligible school-aged child to help purchase groceries while school is out. Recognizing that summer can be a challenging time for families as children lose access to school-provided meals, Summer EBT aims to ensure that children have access to nutritious food all year round.

Key Benefits of Summer EBT:

  • Nutritional Support: Helps parents and caregivers buy healthy foods for their children.
  • Cultural Flexibility: Allows families to select foods that fit their culture and lifestyle.
  • Improved Food Security: Enhances food security and diet quality for participating children.

Children are eligible if:

  • The household participates in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program, or
  • The child attends a school that offers the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Program, and the household income meets the requirements for free or reduced-price school meals.


Many families will receive Summer EBT automatically if they participate in other benefits programs such as SNAP, FDPIR, or TANF. A simple application process is available through Royal Oak Schools Food Services for families not automatically enrolled but potentially eligible.

How It Works:

Benefits will be provided on a separate EBT card and can be used at authorized retailers, including grocery stores and farmers' markets. Each eligible child will receive $120 for the summer, which can be used to purchase healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, meats, whole grains, and dairy products.

Children need healthy food year-round to play, grow, and learn. Visit Summer EBT to learn more about this exciting new program. Click here for Frequently Asked Questions