RICHMOND, VA. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (N.I.F.A.) is making up to $31.5 million in funding available to help participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) more easily afford healthy foods.
“Too many struggling families do not have adequate access to nutritious food,” said Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture. “Helping families purchase more fresh produce is clearly good for families’ health, helps contribute to lower health costs for the country, and increases local food sales for family farmers. Public-private partnerships with non-profit organizations and other community groups are already proving to have great success across the country. These resources will allow partnerships like these to help even more families.”