The Cherokee Nation Summer Nutrition Program is now accepting applications for the Summer EBT for Children program. The goal is to have cards out to family’s in early May, depending on the timeline of when the households apply online with data.
To apply click the following link:
This federally funded program is available to anyone; you do not have to be American Indian to qualify. Qualifying families will receive approximately $30 of free food per child per month for May, June and July. Benefits are on an EBT card (works like a debit card) that allows you to purchase healthy food for the summer.
Participation in this program will have no impact on other government assistance that you and your child receive.
Once approved, Summer EBT cards will be mailed to the address provided along with a list of participating stores and a food card (shopping list) that will help you identify approved food items.
Families with questions can call Cherokee Nation SEBTC at (539) 234-3265 or (800) 256-0671 ext. 5589 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday with questions.