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Summer is a time when many children may not have access to the free and reduced-price meals they get during the school year, and households might need a little extra help putting meals on the table.

For summer 2024, Pennsylvania will launch SUN Bucks, Pennsylvania’s Summer EBT program, a new grocery benefits program that provides households with a one-time payment of $120 for each eligible child to buy food while school is out. Benefits can be used at local participating retailers to purchase groceries.

If your student is enrolled in Parkland AND qualifies for free or reduced-price school meals, your
child(ren) are automatically eligible. If your student is enrolled in Parkland and is not participating in the free/reduced meal program, but you believe your income would qualify you for the SUN Bucks program, you may still apply for the Summer EBT/SUN Bucks through the DHS website after July 1, 2024. The benefits will be added to an existing SNAP/TANF EBT card or a newly issued Summer EBT card.  

Note: Benefits will be issued to all eligible children by October 2024.  

For more information, click here.

fall 2024 Back to school supplies drive

Help us reach our goal of collecting 350 backpacks and school supplies to be distributed to Parkland families in need this August.  Shop via our Amazon Wishlist here.

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Matthew Carlson

Departments: Director of Student Services
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Work: 610-351-5555

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