LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — Eligible children in Michigan will each get an extra $120 worth of food this summer as part of the Summer EBT (SUN Bucks) Program launch.

If you’re already enrolled in benefits like SNAP, TANF or FDPIR, your school-age kids will get automatic enrollment in the SUN Bucks program, officials said.

If you don’t get automatic enrollment, you can apply for SUN Bucks directly.

Eligible kids in Michigan and other states will get $120 in SUN Bucks benefits over the summer. (Image/USDA)

Michigan is one of 35 states–in addition to five U.S. territories and four tribes–to launch the summer grocery benefits program for kids, the United States Department of Agriculture reported.

USDA expects more states and tribes to follow with the Summer EBT benefits in 2025. The department reports that a multi-year demonstration project showed providing the summer benefit reduced child hunger and improved diet quality.

“Summer grocery benefits decreased the number of kids with very low food security by about one-third and supported healthier diets featuring more fruits, vegetables and whole grains,” USDA officials said.