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Grant lets more farmers markets accept SNAP benefits

By Star-Advertiser staff

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 10, 2014

~~<p>Farmers markets across the state now have increased access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP &mdash; a federally funded program, formerly called food stamps, that provides nutrition assistance to eligible low-income individuals and families &mdash; thanks to a grant that will provide funding for equipment that processes program payments.</p>
<p>The USDA Food and Nutrition Service has awarded a $57,000 Farmers' Market Equipment Grant that will provide funding for free Electronic Benefit Terminals (EBT) and technical assistance to Hawaii market managers who wish to acquire new devices.</p>
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Farmers markets across the state now have increased access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP — a federally funded program, formerly called food stamps, that provides nutrition assistance to eligible low-income individuals and families — thanks to a grant that will provide funding for equipment that processes program payments.

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service has awarded a $57,000 Farmers' Market Equipment Grant that will provide funding for free Electronic Benefit Terminals (EBT) and technical assistance to Hawaii market managers who wish to acquire new devices. Login for more...



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