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Save money on food

We offer information about nutrition assistance, food budgeting and more.

Get nutrition assistance

Find resources to help meet your and your families' food needs.

Stretching your food dollar

Grocery shopping can be a real challenge, especially if you are on a limited budget. Part of the Getting through tough times series.

Strategies you can use (video)

Gives details about three strategies you can use to get more for your money when shopping for food. Part of the "Spend Smart. Eat smart." series.

Reducing food waste

Learn how you can reduce food waste by planning menus, shopping smart, understanding food dating, and finding new uses for leftovers.

Holiday food on a budget

Plan your holiday meals to help minimize the stress they can cause to your body or your budget.

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