Increasing Food Access Among SNAP Participants in the COVID-19 Pandemic By Meredith Ledlie Johnson, Virginia Family Nutrition Program The COVID-19 pandemic increased the number of Virginians who struggle to consistently acquire enough food to feed themselves and their families. It has been estimated that an additional 446,000 Virginians [...]
Accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps) benefits at farmers markets can be a win-win situation for markets and vendors alike, as well as SNAP clients. In 2017, Virginians in every county in the Commonwealth were collectively issued more than $1 billion in SNAP benefits. [...]
Dear Virginia Fresh Match partner, On behalf of Virginia Fresh Match (VFM), I'd like to invite you to apply for a mini-grant to support your outlet's nutrition incentive program during the COVID-19 crisis. In March and April, VFM held weekly calls with the network to discuss the new challenges everyone is facing to operating their [...]
Pandemic EBT Flyer Virginia Pandemic-EBT can be used at SNAP authorized markets and matched through the Virginia Fresh Match program. Please read this flyer carefully. If you are eligible, you will get a Virginia P-EBT Card in the mail, in the next 30 to 45 days. Use your card [...]
01/28/2015 by Meredith Ledlie Johnson Train your vendors on how to accept SNAP! It's important — they can help market the idea by telling their customers about the program! Blacksburg and Salem Farmers Market have shared their training info—check them out!