This Thanksgiving Season, Let GovBenefits.gov Help You Put Food on the Table

Amid the warm thoughts of reuniting with family and sharing home cooked meals this Thanksgiving season, Americans also have hefty grocery bills on their minds. The price of milk is up 26 percent a gallon, bread is up 20 percent a loaf, and that?s just for starters. The U.S. Government?s prediction that 28 million Americans will use food stamps this year.

GovBenefits.gov wants to increase your family?s peace of mind this Thanksgiving. Click on ?Food/Nutrition? under Benefits Quick Search on our homepage for a full list of food related programs. You?ll notice that most these programs are administered by individual States. Scroll down and read about how your State?s food programs and how to determine your eligibility.

You?ll also want to check out the popular food assistance programs listed here.
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Food Stamp Program
WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP)

The spike in prices is making it more difficult for pantries and food banks to keep their stock rooms full, and increasing demand around the holidays makes the situation worse. If you are able to this year, celebrate the spirit of giving by donating canned or dried goods to local food banks and hunger-relief agencies. For your donations, try finding an Feeding America Food Bank nearest you.