I come here every day to see the new recipe. It’s what helps me get through grocery shopping and make sure that my family has something to eat that week
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 14, 2012
As the fight for food stamps continues in Washington, advocates have come out to support the program which provides over 45 million Americans with food each week. FoodStamps.org has been doing its part to help by providing recipes for thrifty and easy to make meals that don’t skimp on the taste. It’s just one of the reasons that the site has received so much praise from its members. As 20 “Cheap Eats” recipes hit the daily updated blog, frequent visitors are ready to see more from the site and also are taking advantage of other tools that FoodStamps.org has been providing to its visitors.
“I come here every day to see the new recipe. It’s what helps me get through grocery shopping and make sure that my family has something to eat that week,” said Martha Riker, a frequent visitor of FoodStamps.org and hunger advocate. “I also like that the writers are looking at other ways to save money that you don’t really think about. I didn’t even know that you had to use coupons in a certain way to save the most money.”
In addition to the recipes, the blog has provided advice to visitors who want to know about the latest food stamp news and how to apply for food stamps in their state. FoodStamps.org provides a country wide map with every state’s food stamp information, including links on where to go to apply and how to find out if you’re eligible. The links have allowed visitors to figure out how much money they’ll get from food stamps each month if they apply.
“Since every state is different, we provide the map as a clear focus on the main page so that visitors can easily find the information and get to the right page quickly. What you see from state to state is that the information is spread out or unclear. We wanted to deliver all the right information up front,” said Paul Drago, VP of Content & Analytics at FoodStamps.org.
The site is still relatively young, but already it has celebrated a milestone, gaining traffic by the thousands each day. Drago believes that it’s the writers who really have responded to the influx of visitors, providing answers to difficult questions and getting more than a few positive testimonials on the cheap recipes that aren’t just quick, processed meals.
“These are bountiful, hearty dishes that are usually under $5 to make. That’s really the selling point for our visitors. The recipes have to be cheap and have to provide a good meal that’s nutritious but has a lot of flavor,” said Drago.
With the positive feedback and more requests for different recipes, the writers plan to take it to a new level and provide more detailed information on the ingredients, including cost and calories. Drago believes this new content will help FoodStamps.org reach even more people.
“The blog is very much integral to the success of FoodStamps.org and the more information that we can provide, the better our visitors will have when they go to prepare food for their families. We love looking at how to use all types of ingredients and recreating recipes into more cost effective meals.”