SUN Bucks in California

SUN Bucks is a new program that helps families buy food for their children when schools are closed for the summer. Families will get $120 per eligible child to buy food at grocery stores, farmers markets, and more! Children who get SUN Bucks can still participate in other summer meals programs.

Using SUN Bucks will not affect immigration status.

Most children will automatically receive SUN Bucks, but there are still many families that will need to apply. Check in with your child's school or school district office to submit a school meals application or Alternative Income Form if you haven't done so already.

Scroll down to our FAQ to learn more. Have a question we didn’t address? Contact the SUN Bucks helpline at (877) 328-9677.

Join our Every Kid, Every Day campaign for updates and opportunities to call our leaders to improve and expand the SUN Bucks program.

  1. Calls to Action

    Reach out to your legislators to ask them to support the Stop Child Hunger Act and expand SUN Bucks.

  2. How has your experience with SUN Bucks been? Share your story here.

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