Camas Farmer’s Market earns New Seasons grant
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The Camas Farmer's Market was one of 29 non-profit organizations to recently receive a grant from New Seasons Market.
According to Camas Farmer's Market board member Carrie Schulstad, the $2,000 grant will be used as matching funds for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, in an effort to increase access to fresh, healthy foods for low-income families receiving assistance. It would be the first S.N.A.P. match program in Clark County.
The S.N.A.P. program allows consumers to purchase farmers market items with electronic benefit transfer cards.
According to the grant application, the project would provide matching S.N.A.P. tokens up to $5 per week for an average of 15 S.N.A.P. customers per week during each of the 18 weeks of the Camas Farmer's Market season.