Try the following resources:
- The National WIC Association (NWA) is 9 million WIC clients and 12,200 state and local service provider agencies offering nutritious foods, nutrition and breastfeeding education, and health and social service referrals to WIC mothers and young children. Visit www.nwica.org.
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the federal government's food stamp program. Visit www.fns.usda.gov/snap.
- Feeding America is the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, with a network of food banks whose focus is to provide food assistance to those who need it. Visit www.feedingamerica.org.
- The Meals On Wheels Association of America's member programs feed those who are 60 years of age and older and those in need. MOWAA's vision is to end senior hunger by 2020. Visit www.mowaa.org.
- In the National School Lunch Program, children in grades K–12 can get free or lower-price lunches at school. Some schools also serve breakfast, after-school snacks, fresh fruits and vegetables, and summer meals. Ask someone at your child's school office to apply, or visitwww.fns.usda.gov/cnd.
- A variety of videos, downloadable tools and resources are available for Parents, Caregivers and Providers. Visithttp://www.sesamestreet.org/food.
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FOR GRANDPARENTS While caring for children, it's important to make sure you get the nutrients you need, too. There may be senior services in your area that bring meals right to your home. Contact your local community or senior center or faith-based organization to see if you can benefit from one of these programs.