Thousands to Fund New Food Choice
They're already receiving government assistance. Yet if they choose to shop where one county wants them, they could receive twice as much. Gainesville's downtown farmer's market will now accept food stamps or what is formally referred to as SNAP benefits. SNAP is short for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program. County leaders argued the new option will help provide more access to fresh food.
"Healthy people benefit the entire community when you have healthy people you have people who don't have to go to the doctor as often and they are not absent from work as much." said Alachua county Community Agency Partnership manager Lee Roberts.
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