Illinois Launching “Summer EBT” Program


(Undated) – Illinois is launching a new program to address summer food insecurities in the state. The program for low-income families with school-age kids is the first of its kind to launch in Illinois in over fifty years. The “Summer EBT” program will provide a one-time benefit of one hundred twenty dollars per child that can be used to buy groceries during the summer months. Qualifying families will receive the money in the form of an electronic benefits transfer, known in Illinois as a Link card. For families already enrolled, the benefit will be loaded onto their existing card. Others will receive a new card in the mail from the Illinois Department of Human Services. To learn more visit the link below.