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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. 

Preparing a 2-week emergency food supply

This menu takes the guesswork out of planning for two weeks' worth of food.

Buying animals for meat processing

Buying a whole animal and dividing it by two or more people can save you money if you eat meat regularly.

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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