We're happy to see that Michigan is paving the way to help families feed their kids in this time of crisis. Michigan has become the first state to provide additional meal assistance to families whose children qualify for free or reduced-cost school lunches.

The US Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service has authorized the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to provide additional food assistance to qualifying Michigan families.

If your family has children 5 to 18 years old and they're enrolled in Michigan's free or reduced-cost lunch program, you're likely to qualify for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program. Additional benefits will be added to your EBT card.

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Families whose children qualify for the program but do not currently receive food assistance through Michigan's EBT program should expect a pre-paid EBT card in the name of the oldest child in the mail.

According to WWMT-TV, families will receive $193.80 per eligible student for March and April combined and an additional $182.40 per student for the months of May and June combined.

If you have questions about the program, we urge you to contact the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.