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Alpena students receive summer food assistance

Submitted by Phil Heimerl on June 13, 2018 – 12:30 amNo Comment

Eligible students who attend Alpena Public Schools (APS) are receiving special bridge cards in June, July and August to ensure they are eating well-balanced meals through the summer months.

The program is a collaboration between the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program and the Michigan Department of Education.

Funded through a grant from the U.S Department of Agriculture, the program helps WIC-eligible families feed their children nutritious meals during the summer months when school meals are not readily available.

APS was 1 of 16 school districts in Michigan chosen for the program.

Eligible students will receive $30 of nutritious food per month. The SEBTC Bridge Cards and program materials have been mailed directly to families selected to participate.  The card comes pre-loaded with a food package that families can redeem in any WIC-authorized store.  The food package contains nutritious items such as milk, eggs and fresh fruits and vegetables.

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