It’s upsetting to think that people who work hard may struggle to pay for healthy food. But when United Way of Western Connecticut conducted surveys of lower wage earners, we found that 50% are finding it a challenge to pay for food.
Unfortunately, many families on tight budgets end up purchasing more affordable but less healthy high-calorie, high-carbohydrate food. Healthy produce can be difficult to afford.
The Healthy Savings program helps struggling individuals and families put more fresh food on their tables by offering substantial discounts at the grocery store. By using the Healthy Savings card or mobile app, shoppers receive a 50% discount on fresh produce purchases up to a savings of $10 per week. That means you can buy $20 worth of fresh produce for $10. They can also save up to $50 per week on pre-qualified healthy food staples, such as lean meats, milk, bread, eggs, yogurt, cheese, beans, and more.
With Healthy Savings, hard-working families can shop with dignity and make their own choices at the grocery store. They can obtain more vegetables, fruits, and other healthy food items for themselves and their children. Seniors on fixed incomes can purchase fresh foods that support better health and quality of life.
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
- With a Healthy Savings card or the mobile app, shoppers receive a 50% discount on fresh produce purchases up to a savings of $10 per week. That means they can buy $20 of fresh produce for $10.
- Shoppers can also save up to $50 per week (or even more) on pre-qualified healthy food staples, such as lean meats, milk, bread, eggs, yogurt, cheese, beans, and more.
- Shoppers must shop at participating grocery stores. For a list of stores, click here.
For more information about obtaining a Healthy Savings card or to download the mobile app, contact Cara Mitchell at 203-883-0879 or firstname.lastname@example.org
1,000 people in our region are currently benefiting from the Healthy Savings Program
$20,000+ in new funds raised from partners to support this program
We'll be sharing stories of how this program has changed lives soon!