Up to 850,000 kids in Ohio will get $120 for food this summer

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Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana kids are among those nationwide who will benefit from a new, federal nutrition program this summer.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer Program will be targeted to children who are food insecure during the summer months, when school is out. The three states are among 35 states, all five U.S. territories and four Tribes that will take part, even as another others declined the federal food assistance offer.

The federal food and nutrition service is similar to the COVID-19 pandemic program that was offered to eligible families when schools were out during the crisis.

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