Hunger Solutions NY director of communications and public relation Sherry Tomasky said the $420 was determined to be the amount distributed because that number offsets the lost meals each student missed out on. (WBNG) — A food program across New York State is helping families feed their children. NYS determines who is eligible for these programs. Tomasky said paperwork, an EBT card and more information has been sent or is being sent to those families. “Families need all the help they can get right now,” Tomasky said. “This is a really important benefit for so many families who will need it.” More than 2.1 million children are eligible, with the program sending cards with $420 per eligible child to families in order to help feed them during the pandemic. The cards will hold the money for up to a year. Tomasky said families can choose to spend the money over a period of time or even all at once. The Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer program helps provide food to children who lost free or reduced meals when schools were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To find out if your child is eligible, you can contact your school district, and can click here for more information. The program was given the green light a few months back in The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — The Alpena County League of Women Voters are set to host their first public, candidate forum ahead of the November midterms.Northeast Michiganders will here from candidates running to represent the 106th district as a state representative. They will also hear from candidates running to represent the 36th district as a state senator. The public forum will take place at the Alpena County Library Conference Room. Debra Mischley from the league will moderate the discussions.Democrat Joe Weir and Republican Jim Stamas are running for state senate. Republican Sue Allor and Democrat Lora Greene are running for state representative.Folks in Alcona County who do not want to drive to Alpena can catch a live stream of the event at the Alcona County Library in Harrisville. The forum begins at 6:00 p.m. and runs until 8:30 p.m. The Alpena County Library is located at 211 N. 1st Street. The Alcona County Library is located at 312 W. Main St. in Harrisville.For more information, contact ACLWV President Dottie Haase at [email protected] or by calling 989-340-2123.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: 36th District, Alcona, Alcona County, Alcona County Library, Alcona County Library Harrisville Branch, Alpena County League of Women Voters, Jim Stamas, Joe Weir, League of Women Voters, Lora Greene, State Representative, State Senate, Sue AllorContinue ReadingPrevious What’s Trending for September 11Next Slapstick Comedy Tour takes over Northern Lights Arena Friday