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Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services
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Food Budget Tight? VirginiaNavigator Can Help

If you or a loved one are having a tough time affording groceries right now, know that you’re not alone! Help is available, and nonprofit VirginiaNavigator can guide you. Here are 5 things you can try.

  1. Find food assistance programs near you. On VirginiaNavigator.org, enter your ZIP code and search for “food.”
  2. Apply for SNAP benefits. The average monthly SNAP benefit for Virginia residents is $128 per person. Learn more about SNAP and find out if you qualify.
  3. If you have kids at home, text FOOD to 877-877. No Kid Hungry will help you find free meals for your kids today. Visit https://state.nokidhungry.org/virginia/ for more information.
  4. Sign up for home-delivered meals. If you’re 60 or over, you may be eligible for free Meals on Wheels deliveries. To get a referral, contact your community’s Area Agency on Aging. Find your AAA here by entering your ZIP code.
  5. Join the Farm Market Fresh program. Qualifying seniors can receive $40 in checks to buy fruits and veggies from local farmers markets, in season. Learn more and apply.

Learn about affordable grocery delivery and other resources during COVID-19