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SNAP – What is that?

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SNAP – What is that? SNAP stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, a federally funded government program which has traditionally been know as “food stamps”. EBT, or Electronic Benefit Transfer, is the method in which SNAP funds are given to the recipient. Each month additional funds are electronically added to an EBT card which works similar to a […]

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The Farmers’ Market WIC program

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The Maine Department of Human Services and the Maine Department of Agriculture cooperate to sponsor the Maine WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. Using federal funding, these special WIC checks are given to folks who already qualify for the regular WIC checks, which are redeemable in stores for specified products. The Farmers’ Market WIC Checks are […]

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Farmers’ markets: Feeding the hungry

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Farmers’ Markets and Food Cupboards. Several ways in which food from Maine farmers’ markets can make its way to the hungry. Detailed descriptions of methods already in place and working. Gleaning. Allowing people come in to “clean up” after your harvest is over. Set up a system for using EBT at your farmers’ market. Teach […]

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