Additional food assistance benefits to be issued
CLINTON TOWNSHIP - All Clintondale Schools families who are eligible for food assistance will see additional food benefits on their Bridge Card from Jan. 15-24, according to a Jan. 11 press release from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
The benefits will be loaded onto Bridge cards without any extra paperwork as a separate payment from the assistance that was provided earlier in the month.
"As we face the omicron variant of COVID-19, we must continue delivering support to Michigan families for their basic needs," Governor Gretchen Whitmer said in a statement. "My administration will keep working with our federal partners to do whatever we can to make sure Michigan families can put food on the table."
Some Michigan families began receiving additional food assistance in April 2020 after the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic that started a month earlier. In May 2021, all eligible households began getting extra monthly benefits, but, federal approval is necessary every month.