Greensboro Farmers Curb Market offers Double SNAP dollars During Mid-Week Market Through November 2014
Greensboro: Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, 501 Yanceyville Street, accepts and matches Supplemental Nutrition Program transactions (SNAP).
Recently, Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc.’s board approved a dollar for dollar match up to $15 for SNAP withdrawals at the Curb Market on Wednesdays. SNAP customers can double their benefit withdrawals up to $15 on Wednesdays through November. The Market’s board reviews and authorizes the SNAP matching program each month.
Cone Health Foundation, Mary Lynn Richardson Foundation and Mary Norris Preyer Fund currently make the Market’s SNAP match possible.
The Market implemented SNAP at the Market in February 2013. SNAP customers receive tokens to be redeemed more than fifty Market vendors. The Market’s SNAP vendors display prominent “SNAP tokens accepted here” signs. Tokens do not expire and SNAP customers can exchange tokens for fresh, local food at both Saturday and Wednesday Markets.
SNAP brings new customers to the market that otherwise would not have access to fresh healthy food year round including just picked fruits and vegetables.
SNAP lessens the chance of reduced food intake or disrupted eating patterns due to lack of money or other resources. It offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities.
The USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) works with State agencies, nutrition educators, neighborhood, and faith-based organizations to ensure those eligible for SNAP can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits. FNS also works with State partners and the retail community to improve program administration and ensure program integrity.
Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc.’s vision statement is “Farmers, Food, Friends.” SNAP at the Market supports local farmers, helps put healthy food on tables that need it and extends this community’s network of friends.
For More information on how SNAP works at the Market, visit GSOFarmersMarket.Org.
The Curb Market is open Saturdays from 7:00 am to noon year round and every Wednesdays, including holidays, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pmMay to December 31st.
Greensboro Farmers Market, Inc. (GFM) operates the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market on behalf of the City of Greensboro. GFM is a “501c3” nonprofit.
GFM provides greater Greensboro with opportunities to purchase and learn about local food and crafts while interacting with producers and each other in a friendly and diverse social setting. GFM encourages and supports the growth of local foods and artisan goods businesses to improve greater Greensboro’s economy, support better health through healthy eating and build social and community connections.