About 810,000 Michigan children will start receiving food assistance benefits this month as the COVID-19 pandemic has affected access to school meals for children across the state.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is issuing additional benefits now through the end of March. Monthly payments will continue through June.
MDHHS said this is the second round of Pandemic EBT. Children will receive up to $741.6 million in assistance benefits that their families can use to pay for food at stores or online.
“Michigan has been a national leader in making sure families can put food on the