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NC’s Simplified Nutritional Assistance Program

What would you do with extra food dollars each month? Are you at least 65 and receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?  Then you may be eligible for the Simplified Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP is simplified version of North Carolina’s Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Program (food stamps) that has fewer program rules and a[…] Read More

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is coming up, and people around the country will use this weekend as a time to gather with friends and family. With summer around the corner and warm weather here to stay, it’s also a popular time to fire up the grill for a barbecue.

Eating lunch out may be draining your bank account

At the end of a busy day, the last thing you want to think about is packing tomorrow’s lunch. And waking up early to pack your lunch before work doesn’t sound fun either. Sometimes it’s easier to just grab a meal out instead of packing a brown bag lunch. It may seem like a harmless habit, but the weekly stops at your favorite sandwich shop or Thai restaurant can take a toll on your wallet.

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Looking for a new recipe to try on St. Patrick’s Day?

These stuffed cabbage rolls will be the perfect addition to your Irish feast. The entire recipe costs about $6.00 to make, so it’s a budget-friendly meal that can feed the entire family. You can purchase all the ingredients for this recipe using your FNS/SNAP benefits. Most major retailers accept benefits, but if you’re unsure, you[…] Read More

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Is chicken on the menu tonight?

If you’re like most Americans, chicken will end up on your dining table at least a couple times a week. It’s a great choice for many reasons, so it’s easy to see why it’s so popular. Chicken is a good source of protein, can be prepared quickly, and can be used in a variety of[…] Read More