‘More in my Basket’ helps families obtain fresh food

Published 10:26 pm Thursday, February 23, 2023

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A new year means new and refreshed goals.

Have you thought about how your financial goals can be reached?

Using community and state food resources can maximize your income to help meet your goals to provide healthy meals for your family.

There are several programs that help people access food. The largest federal program is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP (formerly Food Stamps). In North Carolina the program is called Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) and operates through the Department of Health and Human Services. SNAP benefits are accepted at grocery stores, convenience stores, select farmer’s markets, discount stores, and some membership warehouses.

North Carolina State University’s More in My Basket (MIMB) program is here to serve you. MIMB’s goal is to help address food insecurity. MIMB staff can assist North Carolina residents with applying for or answering questions about SNAP.

More In My Basket staff can be reached by calling the toll-free numbers, English: 1-855-240-1451, Spanish: 1-888 382-7105, Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

“Call MIMB today, they are ready to help you,” said Colleen Church, Davie Cooperative Extension director.