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Summer SUN Programs




Don’t forget to submit a free and reduced application with the school if you feel your household might qualify. Applications approved by Tuesday, April 30th, will automatically qualify for the new SUN Bucks benefit program, to be used to pay for groceries during the summer months. Access a school application here


SUN Bucks

SUN Bucks is a new program to help families buy food for their school aged children during the summer.  Families will get $120 for each eligible child to buy groceries during the summer.  Children who get SUN Bucks can still participate in other summer meal programs. 


How do SUN Bucks work?
In Indiana, SUN Bucks will be loaded onto an EBT card and mailed to your home. If eligible, you can use SUN Bucks benefits to buy food like fruits, vegetables, meat, whole grains, and dairy at grocery stores, farmers markets, and other places that accept SNAP EBT benefits. SUN Bucks is a convenient way for you to help your children thrive.

Is my child eligible?
Your child is eligible for SUN Bucks if:

  • Your household already participates in SNAP or TANF, some income based Medicaid participants may also be approved if directly certified OR
  • Your child attends a school that offers the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Program, and your household income meets the requirements for free or reduced-price school meals. 

How do I enroll my child in SUN Bucks?
If your household has already been notified of automatic eligibility, your child will be automatically enrolled in the SUN Bucks program. You do not need to fill out an application. You will get a card in the mail sent to the address your child's school has on file.

If you are not automatically enrolled and believe your children are eligible, you can apply to receive SUN Bucks by filling out a simple application.


SUN Meals






SUN Meals To-Go