Easing hunger – SNAP and the SNAP incentive program

 What is SNAP?  SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.  Many farmers’ markets now have card readers at a central booth, and can scan an EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card.  Wooden tokens are dispensed that can be used within that particular market system to buy food, and plants that can be used to grow food.  The Oregon Department of Human Services website below has a good description of the SNAP program, and how it helps Oregon families put food on the table.  By using their cards at their local farmers’ market, families in need can buy fresh, locally grown, nutritious food.  Both farmers and SNAP customers benefit from having this service available at their local market.


Please visit the Corvallis-Albany Farmers’ Market website below for more information on upcoming fundraising events and how the incentive program works.  Help put a dent in hunger here in Oregon!



CAFM-logo.jpgTo see how additional SNAP dollars could help a struggling community, please visit the article on Sweet Home, Oregon on the New York Times website:

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