Most Oregon children will receive up to $1,100 apiece to help buy food

Will Kreznick

This week, Oregon children will begin receiving the first of three monthly payments of up to $408 per child to help their families afford to feed them. The payments, which have barely been publicized, are intended to make up for the free or reduced-cost meals that more than 400,000 preschoolers […]

This week, Oregon children will begin receiving the first of three monthly payments of up to $408 per child to help their families afford to feed them.

The payments, which have barely been publicized, are intended to make up for the free or reduced-cost meals that more than 400,000 preschoolers and public school students missed out on during the past year, while their schools and child care centers were closed.

That means most Oregonians age 18 and younger will get the money, which can be spent on any of the wide array of foods and beverages that people are allowed to purchase with food stamps.

For children enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the extra money will be loaded onto their parents’ Oregon Trail cards between Thursday and July 29, then again in late August and late September.

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