You may qualify for federal programs that help you access nutritious food. These include SNAP (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program), WIC (supplemental nutrition assistance for women, infants, and children), school meals, and food assistance for older adults. Find information here.
If you participate in SNAP, the Double Up Food Bucks program matches your SNAP EBT dollars, so you get twice the number of fruits and veggies for the same price. See if the Double Up Food Bucks program is available in your state here.
Check with your local food bank for additional free food options, such as BackPack programs that offer families free groceries for weekends and school breaks, and for assistance with applying for federal food programs.
Find free or reduced-cost resources like food, health care, and more, using Find Help.
The United Way offers comprehensive information about local resources and services, including food programs and benefits.
Many Medicare Advantage plans offer assistance to seniors with groceries and over-the-counter medications through a Food & OTC (Over the Counter) benefit card. Funds are loaded onto a prepaid debit card usually monthly or quarterly and can be used on eligible items at participating retailers. Your health plan may have sent you a Food & OTC benefit card. Check your health plan’s website or call the number on the back of your card for more information.