Salvation Army plans extra food pantry visit
In response to a recent notification by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services pertaining to individual’s receiving his/her SNAP benefit award amounts for February in January due to the government shutdown, individuals are asked to please budget those resources.
The Salvation Army Bread of Life Assistance Center anticipates that many receiving SNAP benefits may struggle with budgeting and may run out of his/her benefit amount and money before the end of February. Our clients may need additional food in February/ March, so we will be offering an extra food pantry visit to our clients during either February or March.
To participate in the extra pantry visit, we will ask our clients to attend a budgeting appointment. The appointment will include a review of current household income/expenses in addition to, providing and reviewing learning materials used in our effort to help empower, whether financially or by being a good steward of the resources that are available. These same budgeting tools and descriptions of how to make their food dollar go further and more will hopefully help in his/her effort along the path towards long-term self-sustainability, in addition to providing them an ability to learn about what other areas of service we may have to offer.
It is our hope that we can help to alleviate some of the worry many, not only those receiving SNAP benefits, may be having while also offering them a “hand up” with support which we are all deserving of.
To inquire and schedule an additional food appointment, please contact The Salvation Army at 906-779-5717.