Is there a limit to the number of times a family can be assisted with groceries?

Q.  If assisting with food as a part of nutrition and when included with lifeskills such as healthy meal planning, stretching food stamps, and budgets for nutritious food purchases, is there a limit to the number of times a family can be assisted with groceries?

A.  There is no limit on how much nutrition or grocery assistance can be provided for a household. For consistency and fairness sake a general policy should be put in place to guide case managers, although client assessment is the key factor. Again, the above Note applies to groceries - and many project sponsors use HOPWA support services for vouchers to food banks or pantries - and or to purchase the food products in their own food pantry program (if applicable).

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