Benefits of the Minnesota Food Support Program
There are many benefits to those who are eligible for and receive food support benefits. Here are just a few.
Stretch food dollars. Those receiving food support benefits spend more money on food than other low-income households.
Fight obesity through education. Nutrition educators teach food support participants the importance of a quality diet, how to prepare healthy foods, and how to make healthy choices.
Put food on the table for their children. Food support benefits are an investment in our future. More than fifty percent of participants are children.
Keep elderly family members independent. For the elderly, participation in the Food Support program can help improve nutritional status and well-being and increase independence.
Transition to self sufficiency. The Food Support program helps participants become financially stable and provides needed support as they transition to self sufficiency.