Assistance Programs

If money for food is limited, you may be eligible for help. Taking advantage of these additional resources for obtaining food can help you afford healthy options. Here are some examples:

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP benefits provide money to help with food, as well as seeds and starter plants that help grow fruits and vegetables. In addition, many area farmers markets provide Market Match to purchase fruits and vegetables when you use your SNAP benefits to shop there. To learn more about how to apply, or more about using benefits check here. This is a great way to cut grocery costs, and stay committed to getting healthier.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program

WIC is another program that can help. For qualifying pregnant women, new mothers, infants and young children, WIC provides foods that include soy-based beverages, tofu, fresh fruits and vegetables, baby foods, whole wheat bread, other whole-grain options, lower-fat milk and cheese choices, dried and canned beans/peas, and canned fish and much more. Learn more about WIC and see if you qualify here.

Food Banks

Local food banks are another resource to help boost a tight food budget. Many often have various fruits and vegetables available, helping to provide additional healthy options. To find out more about a food bank near you, click here.

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