Rhody Food on the Move launches 2 for 1 SNAP benefits

Category: News | Posted on: September 11th, 2015

by Olivia Fecteau, Turn to 10

Starting Friday, people using food stamps at mobile produce markets in Rhode Island can get more bang for their buck.

The mobile markets have been around for several years, but Friday’s launch at Kilmartin Plaza, a public housing complex, marked the start of a new initiative.

People who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, can double the value of their benefits at these markets, backed by a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to the Rhode Island Public Health Institute.

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