Using SNAP Benefits to Become a Grill Master

Picture shows three burger patties being cooked on top of a grill.

Summertime is finally here and you can use your SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits to enjoy grilling your favorite meals with your loved ones. As the Fourth of July approaches, remember to take advantage of many ways that you can save and still have fun during the holiday.

SNAP benefits can be used to prepare a cookout, picnic, or any sort of celebration. Here’s how it can help you and your family fund these unforgettable moments together for $23:

  • Corn on the cob: $3.29 (4 cobs per container)
  • Hamburger buns: $8.78
  • Ground beef (80% Lean): $3.98 (2lb)
  • Bratwurst: $2.99
  • Baked beans: $2.05

Total: $21.09

Making other adjustments to the party can also have positive impacts on your budget:

  • Shorten your guest list
  • Ask guests to bring a side dish
  • Do your research on where it might be cheaper to shop
  • Make the party a potluck
  • Borrow decoration items from friends and family

Learning more about SNAP on our website by clicking on the tab above “Using SNAP” and contact us with any questions you may have.

All of the ingredients for the above recipes are SNAP eligible. For questions about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or to receive Application Assistance contact the More In My Basket staff at

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