As summertime nears, it’s easy to imagine days spent relaxing outdoors and being with family, but we all fear and know the rising costs that come along with this season. With the air conditioner running non-stop, maintaining vehicles, providing food for your family, and much more that could go wrong, summer can turn into quite the expensive and stressful time of year for us all. To allow more time spent soaking up the sun and less stressing about finances, check out some highly beneficial programs that Melton would love to inform you about.
As any working adult knows, there are numerous ways our lives can be affected both financially and emotionally. One employee assistance program to aid with these issues is called LifeWorks. LifeWorks assists with several issues that can arise from life, family, money, work, and even health is one option for employee assistance. The service is free of charge and completely confidential. For example, say you were having a rough week on the job and needed advice on how to deal with the stress overload you were experiencing. LifeWorks is there to help you anytime with just a simple call. On the other hand, say you were wanting to implement a healthier lifestyle, LifeWorks can connect you with professional consultants to help you make that change. To contact LifeWorks call (888) 267-8126 at any time or visit LifeWorks.com using the username “melton” and password “melton” for Melton employees.
Besides providing health care, putting food on the table for your family can be a challenge in and of itself. Feeding a family can become highly expensive, especially when the kids are home from school for the summer. To ease the stress associated with paying for the food you need, assistance programs such as SNAP and WIC are there to help. To qualify for SNAP, you must be a U.S. citizen, meet income standards, and all members in your household must have social security numbers. You can further check your eligibility for SNAP by visiting their website. To apply for SNAP, visit here. When applying for WIC, a program centered on caring for women and young children, you can check out their website and determine if you meet WIC’s standard by clicking here.
As mentioned above, those with children at home for the summer may find it especially challenging to provide food for them now that school had ended. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federal program that partners with local sponsors to give children from low income families the nutrition and summer activities they need. This program assists in filling that gap in the year when school lunch assistance programs end for the summer. To learn more about SFSP, visit their website.
At Melton Truck Lines, we strive to inform and provide the greatest benefits possible for our employees in all aspects of their lives. If there is anything you cannot contact you Driver Manager about, please take advantage of the programs explained above. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Driver Relations at 918-270-9613.