Access to fresh fruits and vegetables just got a whole lot more reliable in Los Angeles with the Board of Supervisors approving of a $2 million boost to the county coffers that house funding for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) incentives. The move means fewer LA county kids and seniors, individuals and adults will fall between the cracks of where hunger meets nutrition insecurity.
“Food assistance programs such as SNAP help reduce food insecurity, but they do not fully meet the need that exists in our community,” explained Cathy Snuggs, a community organizer with Hunger Action Los Angeles. “SNAP incentive programs, like Market Match, are locally driven solutions that help food-insecure families stretch their food dollars to purchase additional fruits and vegetables.”
As a grantee of Voices for Healthy Kids, Hunger Action Los Angeles received the critical funding and technical assistance, which included advocacy and spokesperson training, necessary to make SNAP incentives expansion a success.
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