Each qualified K-12 student in Sanpete County will again receive $375 this summer for food until school resumes in fall through the USDA COVID-19 relief funding.
The funds will be available on EBT/SNAP cards this summer. Parents who have already been issued cards should see the funds added to their balance. Funds may be added in increments each month through the summer.
Parents whose student is not yet signed up for free or reduced-price meals should contact their school to see if they qualify. For more information, go to jobs.utah.gov/covid19/pebt/
Only food-related items are eligible for purchase with EBT cards, such as bread and cereals; fruits and vegetables; meats, fish and poultry; and dairy products. EBT cards will also pay for plants and seeds to grow a vegetable garden at home.
EBT cards may be used at the deli section of a grocery store for sliced meat or cold salads, but not for prepared foods that can be eaten in the store. EBT cards will also not pay for beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes or tobacco; non-food items, including pet food; vitamins and medicines; or personal hygiene items.
At participating farmer’s markets, EBT funds are doubled. An attendant at an EBT stand can take funds off your card and give you tokens in exchange that you can spend at the farmer’s market stands. For every $10 off your card, they will give you $20 in tokens, according to the Utah Department of Workforce Services.
Funds received must be spent within 365 days.