Some food stamp recipients may soon lose access to farmers market benefits

by Jane Black and Leah Douglas

Photo: The Farmer’s Market at the US Department of Agriculture’s headquarters in Washington, DC [USDA]

Across the US, recipients of USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) – sometimes referred to as food stamps – are able to get more by shopping at farmers markets, where the value of their benefits is matched or supplemented by other funds. But a technical issue with the payment processor may eliminate this option, leaving low-income Americans with less access to fresh healthy foods.

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