Resources to Help Stretch your Budget

Click to find out more information about SNAP outreach services and other food resources. Connecting to food resources (SNAP or food pantries) can help students stretch their budget. Enabling more money for housing, tuition and other staples to get by.


FoodShare benefits on a QUEST card

As a college student, you may be eligible for FoodShare benefits, also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). FoodShare benefits are deposited on a QUEST card (similar to a debit card) once a month to help buy groceries. You can use benefits at most grocery stores, convenience stores, farmers’ markets and on-campus retailers to buy most food items (excludes hot prepared foods).


Food Pantries, meal sites and other community resources

By dialing “2-1-1” you will be connected with a local community resources specialist who will be able to provide you with up-to-date information about local food pantries, meals sites and community resources in your area.


WIC - Women, Infants and Children

The purpose of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is to promote and maintain the health and well-being of pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children.

WIC provides nutrition education, breastfeeding education and support, benefits to buy nutritious foods, and referrals to other healthy and nutrition services.


Healthy Food Resources

UW - Extension - food budgeting, healthy meal recipes, and nutrition information

What’s Cooking USDA Mixing Bowl for easy, healthy recipes

Meeting Your MyPlate Goals On A Budget

Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/day / Bueno y Barato: Aliméntate Bien A 4$ Al Día