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Food Assistance  

Healthy food can be affordable.  The following resources can help you find financial assistance as you begin your family’s healthy lifestyle. 

WIC 
A nutrition education program that provides vouchers for free, nutritious foods for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, and for infants and children up to the fifth birthday.  Participants in the WIC Program also receive a health assessment, strong support for breastfeeding, and referrals to services in their neighborhood.  WIC has bilingual staff and access to telephone translation services. Call for eligibility 651.266.1300.

Find a WIC approved store | How to use WIC vouchers to purchase foods

SNAP
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides financial assistance in purchasing healthy foods. Visit this website to find out how to apply for food stamps.
 
Saint Paul Public Schools Nutrition Services
Programs are available for Saint Paul residents to help pay for school lunches. Ask your school district if your family qualifies and how to apply for the Free and Reduced-Priced Meal programs. The program provides up to two healthy meals and one snack daily for each child.  Applications for Saint Paul residents are available in English, Hmong, Karen, Somali, and Spanish. | how to apply

Hunger Solution
A resource to locate food support, food shelves, meals on wheels, WIC locations and summer food service programs. Call and get help from the Minnesota Food HELPLINE

The Food GroupHelps you locate food assistance and shelters.

Fare For All
Use this website to find out where to purchase reduced groceries.