Food Stamps Go Farther at Austin Farmers' Markets

April 26, 2014

Genevieve Cato, Burnt Orange Report

Over the last six months, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has experienced multiple budget cuts. It was even a part of Paul Ryan's budget plan. While assistance for needy families is under attack at the federal level, an organization in Austin is continuing to expand access to fresh produce for those receiving SNAP benefits and increasing their purchasing power at local farmers' markets.

What started in 2012 at two of the Sustainable Food Center's markets in Austin has expanded to all of their Austin locations.