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Use your freezer to preserve summer’s harvest

Did you use your FNS/SNAP benefits to grow a garden of fresh herbs and vegetables this summer? Or did you use your benefits to stock up on summer staples at the farmers’ market?

Summer has come to an end, but your kitchen may still be overflowing with your summer harvest of basil, tomatoes, okra, peaches, and squash! This certainly is a good dilemma to have, but you’ll want to use or preserve these items soon, so they don’t go to waste.

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Homemade pizza – faster and less expensive than delivery!

When you want a quick and inexpensive meal, ordering a pizza sounds like a good option. The pizza delivery chain near my house offers a medium 2-topping pizza for $8.99. If you want it delivered that will cost $2 more, and that will usually take about 30-40 minutes.

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Be Prepared: Make sure you have an emergency supply of food and water

Hopefully none of us will experience a devastating weather event, but would you be ready if a natural disaster or other emergency situation happened? Most of us have experienced power outages from a storm. These outages usually don’t last longer than a few hours. But would you be prepared if you had to go without water and electricity for a few days?

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National Peach Month

August is National Peach Month, so it’s the perfect time to celebrate this juicy fruit.

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FNS Is Important for Your Family

Why is it important to eat a balanced and nutritious diet? It is important to an adult’s ability to be productive at work and at home. And, studies have shown that when children are not hungry they do better in school. North Carolina’s Food and Nutrition Services (FNS and formerly food stamps) Program can help your family have sufficient and nutritious food to eat.