Friday, June 15, 2012
SNAP, aka food stamps, can now be used at Dallas Farmers’ Market
Gives low-income customers access to locally grown fruits and vegetables.
DALLAS CitySquare has led the way in opening the Dallas Farmers' Market to low-income customers by helping negotiate the use of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (SNAP, formerly known as "food stamps") to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from local producers.
The new policy delivers a true win-win to the market and those who trade there.
Farmers now have a larger market for their produce. Customers now have a grocery venue that supplies fresh, healthy food. Profits and health status both improve!
Rev. Gerald Britt, VP of Public Policy, and his associate Keilah Jacques worked hard to see this new policy implemented. Channel 8 has a video report.
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