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Cherokee Nation Summer Nutrition Online Link

I am excited to share with you that families with children receiving free or reduced school meals from participating school districts may qualify for free food this summer.

The Cherokee Nation Summer Nutrition Program is now accepting applications for the Summer EBT for Children program.  As discussed earlier this year, I am attaching the link for you to help share with your families to start applying.  The goal is to have cards out to family’s in early May, depending on the timeline of when the households apply online with data.  Please share the link on your districts webpage, twitter, Facebook, text messages and any other outreach that your district has in place.

To apply, they will click link.



This federally funded program is available to anyone; you do not have to be American Indian to qualify. Qualifying families will receive approximately $30 of free food per child per month for May, June and July. Benefits are on an EBT card (works like a debit card) that allows you to purchase healthy food for the summer.

Participation in this program will have no impact on other government assistance that you and your child receive.

Information provided by you on the data spreadsheet or any records obtained for this program will be kept confidential as required by law and will be used only for this project.

Once approved, Summer EBT cards will be mailed to the address provided along with a list of participating stores and a food card (shopping list) that will help you identify approved food items.

Families with questions can call Cherokee Nation SEBTC at (539) 243-3265 or (800) 256-0671 ext. 5589 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday with questions.

Thank you for working with Cherokee Nation WIC and partnering with us to reach out to our area families to supplement nutritious foods for the summer months.

Please share this link with the households in your districthttps://health.cherokee.org/public-health/women-infants-children/sebtc/


Any questions or concerns, please contact me or Brenda Carter at 918-453-5291, Monday through Friday between 8a.m. and 5 p.m.



Melissa Stayathome

Special Assistant, Cherokee Nation WIC

Summer Nutrition Electronic Benefits Project