The State of Michigan is proud to be one of he states awarded funding for the Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer for Children (SEBTC) program, or Summer EBT for Children. The purpose of the program is to help families feed their children well-balanced meals during the summer months when school meals are not readily available. The SEBTC program uses a Bridge Card for electronic benefit transfer (EBT) similar to the WIC system.


This website provides all the information families and grocery vendors need to successfully use the SEBTC program. Be sure to check out the important and useful resources on the For Families or For Grocery Vendors pages.

.The telephone number currently printed on the back of all Michigan Bridge Cards for individuals that are hearing or speech impaired is no longer the correct number. Individuals that are hearing or speech impaired can now dial 7-1-1 from their TTY (text telephone or teletypewriter) enabled device get connected to the Michigan Relay Service.

.For regular (non-TTY enabled) telephones, families can continue to call the EBT Customer Service Help Desk at 1-888-678-8914.

.Unused June and July benefits will carry over to the end of summer. All 2019 SEBTC benefits will expire on 9/2/2019. Please redeem all your benefits.

. If you are having issues pinning your card, please contact 1-888-678-8914. If you have questions about SEBTC, please call 1-888-265-3291. Participation in SEBTC is Voluntary.

.The Michigan Department of Education has established food sites across the state to ensure that children in lower-income areas continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations. To find a location near you, visit www.michigan.gov/meetupeatup or text food to 877877.

NOTE if your family also receives WIC benefits you still need to keep your WIC appointments during the SEBTC program period.

2017 SEBTC Program Period