With proper nutrition, children learn more easily, adults work more productively and seniors are healthier. There are programs to help people buy food, as well as plants and seeds to grow their own food.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps Minnesotans with low incomes get the food they need for sound nutrition and well-balanced meals. Approved participants get a debit card to use to buy food at many stores and farmers markets. In the past, SNAP was known as Food Stamps.