Anne Arundel County, Maryland, will provide almost 18,000 eligible children with extra food support over the summer.
All eligible school-aged children will have Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits for June, July, August and December.
“Providing this benefit gives critical support to families at a time when inflation is hitting family grocery budgets hard,” County Executive Steuart Pittman said in a news release.
The county will provide $1.5 million for the program, with about $300,000 coming from the Maryland Department of Human Services’ Family Investment Administration.
Children between the ages of 5 and 17 will receive $30 in June, July and August, and $10 in December.
The additional benefits will be automatically loaded onto EBT cards for those already receiving SNAP benefits.