Tips for Families as SNAP Program Takes a Financial Hit - KTUL.com - Tulsa, Oklahoma - News, Weather & Sports

Tips for Families as SNAP Program Takes a Financial Hit

Posted: Updated:

Oklahomans who received food stamps have been warned. Get ready for a smaller food budget.

Federal stimulus dollars have run out, which were added to the state Supplemental Nutritional Assistance program, commonly known as SNAP, or food stamps.

For a family of four this could mean losing around $36 a month or 21 meals a month. It adds up to something like no breakfast at home Monday through Friday.

Experts say planning ahead is the answer for families dealing with what could become a financial crisis.

Price-matching is one way, you can cut your own costs. Making a list and sticking to it is another way make the most of food money.

One thing all families could learn is how to plan out their meals, costs included.

Mary Thomas educates families on how to save money. Here's her advice for a shrinking grocery budget.

"You don't have to miss a meal. Learn how to prepare your own foods. Buy bulk products especially when you have a large family, partner with someone else and say we are going to split the cost of this. Have a meatless night one night," she suggests, as an educator with Consumer Credit Counseling Centers of Oklahoma.

Families can also save money by cutting out the sodas and sugary fruit drinks.

  • Top Videos

  • NewsMore>>

  • Walgreens Hopes To Thwart Pill Thieves

    Walgreens Hopes To Thwart Pill Thieves

    The pace behind the counter at any Walgreens pharmacy is quick and speedy, but starting today, when it comes to certain drugs, the brakes are being applied."Walgreens has expanded the use of C-2 time delay safes for our pharmacies across the state of Oklahoma," said Walgreens' Loss Prevention Manager Mike Schaeffer.The safes will contain the drugs that thieves routinely steal from pharmacy after pharmacy."The quickest way for these individuals to get this is to just walk into one of these pha...More >>
    The pace behind the counter at any Walgreens pharmacy is quick and speedy, but starting today, when it comes to certain drugs, the brakes are being applied."Walgreens has expanded the use of C-2 time delay safes for our pharmacies across the state of Oklahoma," said Walgreens' Loss Prevention Manager Mike Schaeffer.The safes will contain the drugs that thieves routinely steal from pharmacy after pharmacy."The quickest way for these individuals to get this is to just walk into one of these pha...More >>
  • Hit & Run Suspect Pleads Guilty

    Hit & Run Suspect Pleads Guilty

    A man accused of leaving the scene of an accident that injured a Broken Arrow High School athlete entered a guilty plea Wednesday afternoon.More >>
    A man accused of leaving the scene of an accident that injured a Broken Arrow High School athlete entered a guilty plea Wednesday afternoon.More >>
  • Female Entrepreneurs Balance Work & Home

    Female Entrepreneurs Balance Work & Home

    Celebrating successful business women making their mark here in Green Country.Broken Arrow's Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon Wednesday featuring three women who started their businesses locally.Lisa Riley from Pinot's Palette, Shannon Wilburn from Just Between Friends and Jill Donovan from Rustic Cuff were the guest speakers.The ladies discussed the challenges of being an entrepreneur and wearing many "different hats" at once."I'm used to being in corporate America, where I have an HR d...More >>
    Celebrating successful business women making their mark here in Green Country.Broken Arrow's Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon Wednesday featuring three women who started their businesses locally.Lisa Riley from Pinot's Palette, Shannon Wilburn from Just Between Friends and Jill Donovan from Rustic Cuff were the guest speakers.The ladies discussed the challenges of being an entrepreneur and wearing many "different hats" at once."I'm used to being in corporate America, where I have an HR d...More >>

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow

P.O. Box 8 Tulsa, OK 74101-0008

Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTUL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.