This website includes tips and ideas on how to stretch your food dollars. 

Due to the partial federal government shutdown, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will issue March and April food assistance benefits early. You can check your benefits balance via the telephone number or website address on the back of your Bridge Card, or by accessing your account at Planning ahead and economizing will be important for all individuals and families receiving SNAP benefits. 

Since SNAP benefits for February have already been issued, right now might be a time where you, or someone you know, needs support. If you need help with food today you can search for a local food bank, or search for a local food pantry

To make sure you’re covered in the months ahead, here is a list of programs for which you may be eligible, including some specifically for children and mothers and seniors.  


Planning your shopping trip will save time and money. These tips and ideas will help you plan and shop.



Want to try some new recipes AND help your budget? Check out these recipes and cooking resources to get inspired! 



You can eat healthy and stick to your budget. Here are some resources that will help you find new ways to do both.