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Let's Make One Small Change - And Bring Fresh Food To Millions

posted Nov 18, 2011 12:23 PM by Doria Robinson   [ updated Nov 18, 2011 12:24 PM ]

Did you know that a simple, easily-fixed issue forces low-income people to buy unhealthy food instead of fresh fruits and vegetables?

Imagine this scenario: A farmers market opens in a rural community that has been a food desert for nearly 20 years. The community is thrilled to finally have access to fresh and healthy foods - including a mother that loves the idea that she can provide quality produce to her small children. 

Her excitement quickly fades when she realizes that the market does not accept benefits she receives through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). She frequents the market when possible; however, she’s often forced to return to the nearby gas station mini-mart for her grocery needs. More.

Posted by Shamar Bibbins at Nov 18, 2011 01:16 PM |