Month: March 2012

The world has changed – finding whole-wheat pasta is easier than ever!

Just a few years ago, finding whole-wheat pasta was like finding a needle in a haystack!  The choices were few, the costs were high, and only brand names were available.  Not so any more – the pasta sections in stores are now larger, and within the section there is often a “regular pasta” area and[…] Read More

If you had SNAP benefits for you, then your money could buy pet food

When money is tight, you may struggle with putting food on the kitchen table for your family and at the same time, having sufficient food for your pets.  While SNAP benefits can only be used to purchase food for human consumption, using SNAP would mean budgeted grocery dollars are then freed up for other uses[…] Read More

Do I qualify for benefits? Start by looking at gross income.

The process of qualifying for FNS/SNAP benefits begins by looking at your household’s income – more specifically, your household’s gross income. What is gross income? Gross income is the sum of all of the income coming into your home – it includes all earned income from working, before any deductions are taken out; and, it[…] Read More