Friday, June 15, 2012

SNAP now works at Dallas Farmers' Market

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, fomerly 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!

Here's a video report from Channel 8!

2 comments:

belinda said...

this is great news!

Janice Miller said...

This would be a great help to improves health despite the economic downturn.

There's a video news posted by Ed Butowsky about poverty rate in U.S. Everyone must be aware on this.