Shop smart grocery guide

Before your next trip to the store, explore our money-saving tips to help bring down your grocery bill. Take a virtual tour of the grocery store in a short video series and learn all about unit pricing to help find the best deals on groceries.

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Apply for SNAP benefits

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, helps Minnesotans with low incomes get the food they need for nutritious and well-balanced meals. This free program provides support to help stretch your household food budget.

Apply for SNAP benefits

Minnesota WIC program

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) is a nutrition and breastfeeding program that helps eligible pregnant, women, new mothers, babies, and young children.  WIC provides nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support, nutritious foods, and referrals to health and other social services. 

Before heading to the store, learn more about WIC foods and WIC formula.

The online application for WIC is available through the Minnesota Department of Health.

Apply for WIC benefits


Minnesota food shelf locations

Use the Hunger Solution Minnesota food shelf map to find a food shelf near you.

Minnesota food helpline

If you have questions about your food needs, contact the MN Food HelpLine online or by calling  1-888-711-1151.