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What do I do if I don’t qualify for food stamps or county welfare?

If you do not qualify for food stamps or welfare, depending on where you live there are a few options to help you provide food for you and your family.
  1. Many churches coordinate program to provide food for those in need
  2. Local food banks
  3. Local soup kitchens
  4. Visit our Community Happenings page to see if there is a community event going on around you—you can search by zip code!
  5. Search for local food assistance events on the internet
Fruits and vegetable not only provide lots of beneficial compounds to promote a healthy life, but they are also affordable too! Our 30 Ways in 30 Days Challenge provides a month’s worth of menus to fit any budget! Shopping in season is usually the cheapest time to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. Remember, that all forms of fruits and veggies—fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100% fruit—count towards your daily recommendation. Also, planning is very important in providing the most nutritious meal for your family on a fixed budget. Try our Top 10 Meal Planning & Shopping Tips.
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The Expert: Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak, MS, RDN, is the President and CEO of the Produce for Better Health (PBH) Foundation. At PBH, she guides the Foundation’s efforts to advance the overall effort of increasing fruit and vegetable consumption.
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