Nutrition assistance helps provide food resources to families with low incomes, children, and vulnerable adults.
Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides food-purchasing assistance to families with low
incomes. Program participants receive SNAP benefits on Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards each month.
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a supplemental nutrition
program for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women and their children up to age five. WIC participants
receive food supplements, nutrition education and counseling from WIC staff, and screening and referrals to
other health services.
Meals on Wheels provides older adults with nutritious
meals, companionship, and a connection to the community. Meals are delivered directly to seniors' homes,
senior centers, and community facilities.
The School Breakfast Program and the
National School Lunch Program are federally-assisted programs that
help ensure that all children have access to nutritional and affordable meals at school. Participating schools
receive cash subsidies from the United States Department of Agriculture for meals served. Schools must serve
meals that meet federal requirements and offer reduced price or free meals to eligible children.