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California’s summertime food program to help children

Sacramento, Calif. (KION-TV) -- The California Department of Social Services announced this month that it will roll-out a new summer food program aimed to help provide more nutritious food options for children.

The program--called "California Sun Bucks"--is similar to the state's CalFresh program. The program will mail $40 per month during June, July and August to families with children between the ages of 6 and 18 years old.

Children who are currently enrolled in free school meal programs or receive CalFresh benefits are eligible for this program and will be automatically enrolled. Children attending Head Start programs are also eligible for Sun Bucks.

To learn more about California's Sun Bucks program, please visit the State's website at

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