Floyd Farmers Market food stamp program allows Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) beneficiaries to use their electronic benefits card at the Market on fresh produce and local foods. The program has been so successful that more funds are needed to sustain the program this year and be able to hit the fertile soil running next summer. Here’s the story in a nutshell:
SustainFloyd and the MD (MultiDisciplinary) Team secured funding to start the Bonus Value Coupon Program as part of a Childhood Obesity Prevention Specialist Grant.
We used that funding much faster than anticipated, because food stamp recipients embraced the opportunity to buy fresh, local produce. The program is now out of funds.
SustainFloyd created and administers the program and is now supporting the Bonus Value Coupons out of its operating budget. SustainFloyd does not charge to administer the program and volunteers work at the market each Saturday to keep it running smoothly. 100% of your donation (actually 200% when combined with SNAP) goes to Floyd families and Floyd farmers. Read more on theÂ SustainFloyd web site.
Mail your donation to:
The MD Team, c/o Lori Kaluszka, PO Box 283, Floyd, VA 24091 with checks indicating “Floyd SNAP.” Or stop by the Market on Saturday mornings and make a donation at our Information Table.
NOTE: Click on the banner image above or at the SF website and go toÂ PayPal so your donations go directly to the SNAP program in Floyd County.