New Food Benefits for Children Coming Soon

June 14, 2024

Summer EBT is a new grocery benefits program that starts this summer. It helps families buy food for their school-aged children during the summer when school is out. Families will get $120 for each eligible child. They will receive the benefits in one payment on an Oregon EBT card.

Families that have SNAP, TANF or OHP don’t need to apply. Summer EBT food benefits will be added to their Oregon EBT card automatically. Families will get a letter for each eligible child by mail or email when their benefits have been sent.

Families that do not have SNAP, TANF or OHP and may be eligible will need to apply. Children are likely to qualify if they go to schools with free or reduced-price meal programs and live in households that meet income requirements for those programs. Families can go to to check if their child may be eligible. They can also sign up to get a notification by text or email when it’s time to fill out and submit the application.

For more information, read the joint release sent out last week by ODE and the Department of Human Services and visit or for Spanish language content.