Most Oregon children will receive up to $1,100 apiece to help buy food

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This week, Oregon children will begin receiving the first of three monthly payments of up to $408 per child to buy groceries.

The payments are intended to make up for the free or reduced-cost meals that more than 400,000 preschoolers and public school students missed out on last year when most schools and child care centers were closed.

That means many Oregonians age 18 and younger will get the money, which can be spent on any of the foods and beverages that people are allowed to purchase with food stamps. That includes fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, dairy products, bread, cereal, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.

Meals are also still available at many schools and students who get these new funds can still get free meals at school.