Farmers’ Market SNAP Crisis Gets ‘Emergency Support,’ But No Long-term Fix

by Hugh Merwin

Photo: NAFMNP, a nonprofit unaffiliated with the government, has offered a temporary solution. [Andrew Burton/Getty Images] 

A nonprofit group will use its own funds to temporarily extend a payment platform that allows SNAP recipients to buy food at thousands of farmers’ markets across the country. In a statement, the National Association of Farmers Market Nutrition Programs announced that it can fund the system for 30 days. The new deadline to fix a looming crisis will come at the end of August.

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