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FIS supports school lunch during COVID-19 pandemic

FIS is supporting U.S. states and territories under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which enables families with school age children to get benefits for school lunch and other foods while they have been forced to stay at home during the outbreak. 

FIS has been distributing electronic benefits transfer cards that can be used for in-store or online food purchases as well as handling processing and customer service support, according to a press release.

"For families in need, the importance of providing nutritious lunches doesn’t stop just because their kids are in school," said Jim Johnson, head of Financial Institution Payments and Wealth at FIS, in the release. "FIS is committed to assisting U.S. states and territories to leverage the P-EBT program to ensure families receive this critical assistance during the current crisis."