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How Can I Get Assistance with Food?
Many families are concerned about the rising cost of food. If you are struggling to put food on the table, USDA’s nutrition assistance programs may be able to help. Call 1-855-ASK-MICH. For information on emergency food assistance, visit the Food Bank Council of Michigan or call United Way’s 2-1-1 service (dial 211 on any phone). To apply for a Bridge Card, use MiBridges.
- Food Bank Council of Michigan: The Food Bank Council of Michigan provides statewide leadership to food banks in their efforts to alleviate hunger through the distribution of surplus food to those in need.
Learn if you or someone you know might be eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. As of October 1, 2008, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the new name for the Federal Food Stamp Program. 10 Steps to Help You Fill Your Grocery Bag are below.
- Access to Eligibility Support Services for Food Assistance Program and Nutrition in Michigan
- United Way 211: Call 2-1-1 from any phone for help with food, housing, employment, health care, and counseling. 2-1-1 provides free and confidential information and referral. More information here.
- Farmers’ markets are great places to buy fresh produce! Now more markets than ever accept your SNAP Bridge Card! Click here to find a farmers’ market participating in Double Up Food Bucks near you.