How to get it on SALE--EVERY TIME
- Check grocery ads and store websites for sales and coupons.
- When you see an item advertised on sale, add it to your shopping list and stock up, making sure to note the brand, package size and cost.
Buy Eat Live Healthy Program and Loving Your Family-Iowa-Nutrition programs for families with low income in Iowa.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) - WIC provides you with health services. These services include nutrition education, breastfeeding promotion and support, checks to buy nutritious foods, immunization screening and referrals, and health and social services referrals. Checks for food vary depending on age and include foods such as formula, baby food, milk, cheese, juice, cereal, eggs, whole wheat bread, brown rice, whole wheat tortialls, peanut butter, and beans.
Food Pantries- Dial 211 for help locating local food pantries.
SHARE Iowa offers packages at half the retail cost in exchange for 2 hours of volunteer service in your community. Choosing where you volunteer is up to you - any good deed qualifies. You can pay for your SHARE packages with cash or food assistance.
Free or Reduced School Meals - Your children may be eligible for free or reduced price meals if your household income is within the federal income guidelines. Children in households getting Food Assistance or FIP and most foster children are eligible for free school meals regardless of income. Contact the school food service department at your child's school for more information. You may apply for free or reduced price lunches anytime during the year.