Program aims to get more veggies to low-income Mainers

7:32 PM, Aug 18, 2010   |    comments
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PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- This summer, a handful of farmers markets are offering a new benefit to people who receive food assistance through the WIC and SNAP programs.  SNAP used to be known as food stamps.

People using their EBT benefit cards can get double the produce for their money. The hope is to help low income Mainers eat healthier food, while supporting local farmers. A lot of farmers markets do not allow people to use EBT cards at all, and many that do are not participating in the double coupon program.

You can find a list of participating markets by clicking here.






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