Summary of Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children: Evaluation Findings for the Full Implementation Year 2012
Evaluating the Summer Food for Children Household-Based Demonstrations
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
The Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children (SEBTC) demonstration offered a rigorous test of the impact of providing a monthly benefit of $60 per child - using existing electronic benefit transfer (EBT) systems - on food insecurity among children during the summer when school meals are not available. In the second year of operations, when the demonstration was fully implemented, the evaluation found that this approach could reach up to 75 percent of eligible children and reduce the prevalence of very low food security among children by about one-third.
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