FoodShare benefits (or SNAP) can be a helpful resource to provide healthy food for your household, especially when you combine your benefits with other programs like WIC, Stockbox or food from a local pantry. FoodShare clients can use benefits to purchase a wide variety of healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, proteins, grains and dairy. You can even use FoodShare dollars to purchase seeds and plants to grow your own food!
A little planning can go a long way in helping you to stretch your food dollars. If you utilize a food pantry and receive FoodShare, go grocery shopping after your pantry visit. Plan out a few meals using ingredients you receive and make a list of what else you need when shopping. Make sure to check for store coupons before you go.
If you need help signing up or understanding your benefits, our team of Hunger Task Force FoodShare Advocates can assist you at our two self-service centers in your preferred language. Learn more at www.HungerTaskForce.org.