Iowa Students To Receive Aid For Groceries With School-Lunch Program
It's a hard time for schools and families who have kids that go to schools. For some families, they count on the promised school lunch for the kids to have a healthy meal a day. However, as COVID-19 hit and shut down schools and jobs, some families may have found it difficult to make ends meet in terms of groceries. Well, this should help!
According to the Des Moines Register, around 226,000 Iowa students will be eligible to receive a bonus of money to help pay for their groceries next month. This includes students grades Kindergarten to 12th grade. Each of these students could receive $279 each to go towards groceries. So where is the money coming from?
Well, the money is actually coming from a $63 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture which would be distributed late June by the Iowa Department of Human Services. The money is actually supposed to represent the amount of money the federal agency would have spent on free or reduced price lunches if there was a normal school year.
This money bonus will given out with the SNAP cards which is a version of the federal food stamp program that many people are signed up for in schools. Families whom are enrolled in this program will see the increase in their accounts while those who are not signed up for this program will receive their cards in the mail.
Find out more on restrictions of what you can and can't buy with these and other information with the full article here.