by: Nicolas Rivero
In an effort to make fresh produce affordable and accessible for low-income shoppers, some farmers’ markets across the county have rolled out programs to double every dollar a customer spends using benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps.
SNAP recipients who go to participating markets and spend up to $20 of their benefit will receive twice their money, up to $40 in tokens that they can use to buy fruits and vegetables from any Florida-based vendors at the markets. At the end of the day, vendors can redeem those tokens for cash.
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