items in large amounts or in "bulk" can often save
you money. Compare the unit
fresh, frozen, and canned foods to get the best deal.
Think before buying items in bulk. If it is an item
that you use often anyway, or an item that you will keep for awhile,
like dry pasta or other staple
foods, buying in bulk is a good idea.
However, if you do not eat that food as often or there is a chance
it will spoil; do not buy the "super-size
box!" You could be wasting money.
When you can, buy low-cost, nutritious foods that you can keep for
a long time, like potatoes, canned tuna, and frozen orange juice concentrate.
Buy plastic containers and heavy freezer bags to store food in the
freezer. Click here to find more information on storing foods safely.
This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in cooperation with the
Maryland Department of Human Resources and the University of Maryland. The University of Maryland Extension
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physical or mental disability,
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and gender identity or expression.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
assistance to people
with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out more,
contact the Maryland Department of Human Resources at 1-800-332-6347 or apply online at www.marylandsail.org.