• Beginning this summer, the state of Washington will launch a new Summer EBT program called SUN Bucks.

    The program will provide families with $120 for each eligible school-aged child to buy food when school is out.


    Eligibility 

    • Children who live in a household already receiving assistance program benefits (SNAP, TANF, FDPIR), OR
    • Children who attend a school that operates the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Program, AND
      • Is directly certified for free or reduced-price school meals, or
      • Qualified for benefits through the Free and Reduced Application or Family Income Survey in the 2023-2024 school year, or
      • Submits a qualifying Free and Reduced Application, by June 13, 2024, for students attending Lakewood Middle and Lakewood High School or
      • Submits a qualifying Family Income Survey (FIS), by June 13, 2024, for families with students attending a CEP school.
        These schools include English Crossing Elementary, Cougar Creek Elementary and Lakewood Elementary.

    If your family has moved during the school year, you will need to update your mailing address to ensure the SUN Bucks card is sent to the correct address. Address changes can be made by contacting your student’s school by June 13th. 

    SUN Bucks will be issued beginning late-June through the end of August 2024. Once qualified, families will receive approval notice and SUN Bucks EBT card within 7 to 10 business days via U.S. Mail. SUN Bucks benefits expire 122 days from issuance.

    Questions?

    If you have questions regarding your child’s school meal eligibility status for the 2023-2024 school year, please contact 360-654-2033 or foodservices@lwsd.wednet.edu