Summer EBT/SUN Bucks Benefit Family Letter

June 28, 2024

A new program called Summer EBT, or “SUN Bucks,” has been authorized by a bipartisan U.S. Congress

to provide food dollars to low-income families with school-aged children over the summer months. The

program is proven to reduce food insecurity and improve children’s nutrition during summer break.

Governor Shapiro’s administration announced that the Commonwealth would participate in this program

beginning in the summer of 2024. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) oversees the

program, and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) coordinates the benefit issuance in