Updated January 2023
EBT External Benefits
Did you know there are benefits and discounts you can participate in as a Montana EBT cardholder? You cannot pay for these goods or programs with your EBT card, but being a SNAP participant makes you eligible to receive these benefits!
Summer Food Service Program
Free meals for kids when school is out! The Summer Food Service Program provides free meals to kids (age 18 and under) at designated meal sites. There is no sign-up or income verification required – just show up and eat! To find a site near you, visit:
https://www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids or text FOOD to 877-877.
School Meal Programs help ensure that children have access to a healthy lunch and breakfast each school day. Meals are available for free or at a reduced price for families on limited incomes. Parents can apply for Free and Reduced-Price (FRP) Meals anytime during the school year.
WIC is a nutrition education program providing nutrition services and food benefits to eligible women, infants, and children. WIC services are available to:
- Women who are pregnant or have just given birth
- Women who are breastfeeding
- Infants and children up to five years old (mothers, fathers, grandparents, foster parents, and other guardians may apply for WIC for children up to age 5)
Visit the Montana WIC Office for more information.
SNAP-Ed and EFNEP (Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program) offer resources and in-person classes on nutrition education, shopping on a budget, preparing well-balanced meals, and more.
Visit www.buyeatlivebetter.org for online resources and to see if there is a program in your area.