Free Weekend Meals Continue; New Wisconsin Pandemic EBT Benefits Announced
State of Wisconsin Announces Pandemic EBT Benefits
During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the state of Wisconsin has announced new food benefits - Panedmic EBT - a federal program that provides grocery benefits to parents to replace the value of missed school meals. To qualify for the benefits, children must have attended school virtually or online at some point during the 2020-21 school year. In addition, students must also have been eligible for free or reduced-priced meals at school.
Families could see maximum benefits of $1,248 per child depending on the number of days per month students learned remotely. Those families already receiving FoodShare do not need to take further action while children not eligible for FoodShare may still be eligible for the Pandemic EBT. To inquire, parents should call their school immediately to apply for free or reduced-price meals.
Benefits will be issued four times based on months of the school year with the first round of benefits disbursed on March 25. To learn more about eligiblity, visit www.HungerTaskForce.org/pebt.
Weekend Meals Program Continues through May 30, 2021
The Door County YMCA remains committed to making nutritious food easily accessible and affordable for all in our community. For the last 6 months, the Y has been serving weekend meals to individuals and families across Door County at no cost to program participants.
When enrolled in the Weekend Meals Program, each adult receives two weekend lunches (Saturday lunch and Sunday lunch) and each child receives two weekend lunches, and two weekend snacks (Saturday lunch/snack, and Sunday lunch/snack). This program is open to all, regardless of YMCA membership status and income.
The registration deadline is the Wednesday before the weekend that the meals are desired. This program is active through May 30, 2021. Register by clicking the link to the right. If you have any questions regarding the Weekend Meals Program, please call the Door County YMCA at (920) 743-4949.