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Let's Make One Small Change - And Bring Fresh Food To Millions — Green For All

Let's Make One Small Change - And Bring Fresh Food To Millions — Green For All

Did you know that a simple, easily-fixed issue forces low-income people to buy unhealthy food instead of fresh fruits and vegetables? Imagine this scenario: A farmers market opens in a rural community that has been a food desert for nearly 20 years. The community is thrilled to finally have access to fresh and healthy foods - including a mother that loves the idea that she can provide quality produce to her small children. Her excitement quickly fades when she realizes that the market does not accept benefits she receives through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). She frequents the market when possible; however, she’s often forced to return to the nearby gas station mini-mart for her grocery needs. This is a real situation for families across America. Many of the nearly 45 million Americans participating in the SNAP program are unable to use their benefi...

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