Keep SNAP at Farmers Markets

 Photo by Min An from Pexels

Photo by Min An from Pexels

In a few months, hundreds of America’s farmers markets will no longer be able to process payments from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, better known as SNAP or food stamps. Early last month, Novo Dia Group, the country’s largest provider of SNAP at farmers markets, announced its plans to go out of business, effectively terminating service to thousands. Any interruption in service will harm low-income Americans, who spent more than $24 million in SNAP benefits on fresh, healthy food at farmers markets last year, as well as the many farmers who depend on revenue from farmers markets.

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