SNAP match at farmers market

A while back I promised to post about my new job at the South Waterfront Farmers Market. Now that we’re into July it means I’ve been working there almost a month! I’ve really enjoyed it for the chance to meet people, learn new things, and spend time in a cool environment. Moving heavy stuff is good exercise, too.

One of the coolest things to see is people using the SNAP (food stamp) match. Each week we match up to $5 (i.e. $3 becomes $6, $5 becomes $10, $10 becomes $15, etc.). People really appreciate the program.

Last week The Oregonian had an article about it. It quotes Katie Furia from Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon. PHFO has a blog post about the article here. This made me remember a good article in The Nation from 2011 called Food Stamps for Good Food.