Sign the petition! Governor Herbert and Lt. Governor Cox are rejecting food aid for hungry kids.

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Gov. Gary Herbert and Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox are refusing money Congress set aside to help hungry children in Utah during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Pandemic-EBT program provided more than a billion dollars in grants for states to provide prepaid food benefit cards to hungry families to buy food from grocery stores for their children. Similar to the SNAP program, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act passed by Congress in March, was meant to replace school lunches that provide critical nutrition for millions of at-risk kids while schools close.

Herbert and Cox decided to forgo the Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) program, making Utah the only state in the union taking steps to reject roughly $50 million for Utah children who would typically receive school meals, according to the New York Times.

I am calling for state leaders to immediately apply for the Pandemic-EBT benefits early Wednesday. The campaign also launched a petition to demand that Gov. Herbert and Lt. Gov. Cox immediately apply for and administer the Pandemic-EBT program so Utah parents can feed hungry children.

Please click here to view and sign the petition.

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