In DC, farmers market vouchers will soon aid families on assistance

A few dollars can add up: Needy families are flocking to farmers markets in Massachusetts, California, and Connecticut thanks to an innovative program that doubles the value of food stamps and fruit and vegetable coupons for low-income mothers and senior citizens. The Wholesome Wave Foundation provides grants to markets to double food-assistance money. It helps needy families better afford fresh fruits and vegetables, eating more healthfully — and gives a boost to struggling small farmers. This year, the organization will help fund similar programs in Georgia, Michigan, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and the District. (Washington Post)

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