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VA Sun Bucks

Attention parents and guardians! Your household may be automatically eligible to receive $120 per qualifying school-aged child to buy groceries through Virginia SUN Bucks, a new food benefit program. 

Your child is automatically enrolled in Virginia SUN Bucks if they:

  • Receive SNAP or TANF benefits or participate in an income-eligible Medical Assistance (such as Medicaid) program.
  • Received free or reduced-price school meals at school during the 2023-2024 school year based on a submitted and approved application.  

Unfortunately, households of students who attended a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) during SY23-24 will need to apply for SUN Bucks as they are not automatically eligible UNLESS they were approved based on Direct Certification (SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, Homeless, or Foster status) eligibility. 

Visit for more information beginning July 1. The Virginia SUN Bucks webpage will be updated regularly throughout the summer with eligibility information, how to apply if necessary, and when SUN Bucks will be issued. Families should refrain from contacting schools or the Office of School Nutrition Services as neither are responsible for the distribution of SUN Bucks. 

USDA Sun Programs Flyer Summer 2024 

VA Sun Bucks FAQ