There are so many resources to help you along the way, both locally and federally!
NJ SNAP, formerly Food Stamps, is New Jersey’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that can help low-income families buy the groceries they need to eat healthy. Check website for eligibility requirements.
The New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children is commonly known as WIC. WIC is a successful public health nutrition program that provides wholesome food, nutrition education and community support for income eligible women who are pregnant and post-partum, infants and children up to five years old. Check website for eligibility requirements.
How to Find Food Resources Near You
- Find your local food bank by searching Feeding America’s directory.
- Find soup kitchens, food pantries, and shelters near you (in NJ), courtesy of the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.
- Find your local farmers market and their payment options (SNAP, WIC-FMNP, WIC cash value vouchers, and SFMNP) using the USDA directory.
- For more on using SNAP/EBT at farmers markets, watch the videos by SNAP 4 CT.