Tennessee owes thousands of families grocery money. You can still claim it.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tens of thousands of Tennessee families did not pick up pandemic food assistance benefits mailed to school districts last fall, data from the Department of Human Services showed.

In Knox County, a third of eligible families—representing 4,600 students—did not claim the benefits from the first round of the Pandemic EBT program, the state said.

One possible reason: parents did not know to pick up the cards loaded with up to hundreds of dollars of grocery money.

“It would’ve helped a lot,” Knox County mother-of-two Amanda McDonald said.

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