Ditch the Instagram posts: Here’s how to help those requiring food assistance

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By Natalie Foote

Recently, rumors have circled social media, urging others to avoid shopping near the beginning of the month to allow recipients of food assistance programs such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children), and Social Security benefits to get the food they need. These rumors are false.

Families and individuals in these programs receive their benefits on a large variety of days, not just at the beginning of the month. Avoiding grocery shopping on certain days will not ensure that these families can get the food they need, and bypassing WIC-labeled products is not all you can be doing to help. Read on for some tips on how to best support those on food assistance.

1. Do your research

WIC products are not always labeled in grocery stores, but there are only certain products that people on this program…

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