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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

Some vegetables remain affordable throughout the year – regardless of the growing season

No matter what time of year it is, or which growing season, there are some vegetables that are always affordable.  During the summer and fall months, grocery stores have produce bins that are overflowing with locally-grown, in-season produce.  During the winter months, many of these same bins are empty or filled with packaged or canned[…] Read More

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Finding out where you can use SNAP benefits is only a click away

If you’re like me, you probably have store reward cards for most of the grocery store chains near your home, to help stretch your grocery dollars through weekly sales and checkout-lane coupons.  When I fill out an application for a grocery store reward card, here’s what is important to me: How far is a store[…] Read More