Farm Fresh Rhode Island receives $4.6M in federal funds to launch new SNAP incentive program

FRAM FRESH RHODE ISLAND received $4.6 million to create the New England Nutrition Incentive Collaborative, which will launch a large-scale U.S. Department of Agriculture-backed Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive program in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont. The program will encourage SNAP recipients to buy locally sourced fruits and vegetables through programs and incentives.
PAWTUCKET – Farm Fresh Rhode Island has received $4.6 million to help encourage Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants across New England to increase their locally grown fruits and vegetables by providing incentives at farmers markets and other points of purchase, Sen. Jack F. Reed, D-R.I., announced Tuesday. Funding for the nonprofit came from the U.S.…

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