TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded $2,276,890 to Produce Perks Midwest of Ohio to help administer the Produce Perks Program. The program helps provide low-income families and individuals on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) with $1 to match every dollar spent to purchase healthy, locally grown fruits and vegetables at farmers markets. There are nearly 100 farmers markets in Ohio participating in the program. This information was shared through a press release from the office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, who helped secure the funding for this program.
"We are grateful for the opportunity to help struggling families and farmers across Ohio,” said Tevis Foreman, Executive Director of Produce Perks Midwest. “Healthy, nutritious food is a basic necessity for us all - yet millions of people in communities throughout Ohio experience the hardship of not having access to affordable fruits and vegetables. We at Produce Perks are indebted to our local farmers, farmers markets', grocery-retailers, and countless partners working hard everyday to provide this basic need. Produce Perks supports families and farmers, while strengthening local economies."
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