More in My Basket

— Written By N.C. Cooperative Extension

More In My Basket (MIMB) is a program of North Carolina State University, North Carolina Cooperative Extension that helps reduce hunger by connecting North Carolina residents to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Many of us experience times in our lives when finances are tight. We might face difficult decisions about whether to pay for food, utilities, and/or medicine. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal program that can help qualifying individuals and families get through these challenging times by providing benefits to help purchase food. In North Carolina SNAP is called Food and Nutrition Services (FNS). FNS/SNAP benefits can be used at most grocery stores and even some farmers markets. Like to grow your own food? SNAP can be used to purchase seeds and plant starters!

A recent report by the Food Research and Action Center ranked North Carolina 8th in the nation for food hardship. Two million North Carolinians struggle to afford enough food to eat. FNS/SNAP can help alleviate food hardship and increase access to healthy food.

See MIMB FLYER for more information. You may also contact Nancy Abasiekong @704-482-4365 or