Food Stamps at Farmers’ Markets
Local leaders are working to get governor brown to pass a bill to let people on food stamps by fresh fruit and vegetables at local farmer’s markets. The plan is trying to cash in on federal money as well. $100 million of federal money is the pot that helps families struggling to put food on the table. What it does is double the buying power of food stamps at farmers’ markets, so $10 can get you $20 worth of things there.
The bill aims to help the more than 11 million Californians living in poverty. San Francisco Assemblyman Phil Ting says these people and their families don’t have access to the safe and nutritious food offered at the more than 700 farmers markets in California.