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SunBucks Washington

Ensure your child has access to nutritious food when school lets out with SUN Bucks!

We are excited to announce a new federal nutrition program that will provide families with $120 per eligible child to purchase food during the summer months, providing a boost in grocery budgets when school meals are unavailable.

Here are some key details about the SUN Bucks program:

Who is eligible: Eligibility for SUN Bucks is based on household income or participation in other public assistance programs, such as free school meals, SNAP (Basic Food/EBT) and TANF. You can learn if your child is eligible by using this online screening tool.

Benefits: Each eligible child will receive $120 to purchase groceries during the summer months. These funds will be distributed via an electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card, which can be used like a debit card at participating grocery stores and retailers.

How to enroll: While school is still in session, make sure you have filled out an Income Survey.  Families deemed eligible through this form will automatically receive SUN Bucks.

Applications are available through DSHS:  Families who need to apply or who have other questions about SUN Bucks benefits can call the SUN Bucks Contact Center at 1-833-543-3230 (TTY: 1-800-833-6348) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday–Friday (except observed holidays). Later this month, families can opt in for text messaging alerts about their child’s SUN Bucks status at 

Together with the Free Summer Meals program, SUN Bucks are here to ensure your family has nutritious food all summer long. To learn more about these programs, visit