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SUN Bucks - California’s New Summer Food Program

Starting this summer, you can earn $120 in food benefits for your child with California SUN Bucks, also called Summer-EBT. SUN Bucks provides $40 per month for food for June, July and August 2024 ($120 total).

You can use your card to buy food at most grocery stores, farmer's markets, and other authorized retailers.

Who Qualifies and How to Apply

If your child qualifies for free or reduced-price school meals through a school meal application or an Alternative Income Form, or receives CalFresh, CalWORKs, or Medi-Cal, they are automatically enrolled. You do not need to do anything to sign up!

Families with children ages 0-22 who qualify for free or reduced-price meals and who do NOT get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or CALWORKs benefits can apply by completing a school meal application or Alternative Income Form before August 31, 2024. Please contact your school administrator to submit the application or form.

Children attending Head Start, experiencing homelessness, or living in foster care or in a migrant household are also automatically eligible. They will get their SUN Bucks on an EBT card in the mail during the months of June through September.

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Important Dates & Managing Your Card

SUN Bucks must be used within 122 days of funds being loaded to your card. Any unused money on your card after 122 days will expire. Expired benefits cannot be replaced or put back on your card.

As always, our office is here for you. Please reach out to (951) 371-6860 if we can be of assistance.