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SNAP Produce Perks Offer Expanding to Boardman and Warren - WFMJ


A special deal for people to help those receiving government food assistance buy more fruits and vegetables is being expanded into Boardman and Warren.

Beginning Tuesday, August 14, SNAP/EBT customers at three Sparkle Markets will be able to receive up to $5 worth of fresh fruits and vegetables each day.

The Produce Perks SNAP Double-Up program has been available at the Cornersburg Sparkle since January.

The program will now be available at the Warren-Parkman Road and Boardman-South Avenue Sparkle Markets.

The program is implemented by the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation in collaboration with Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley and the Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership.

Funding is provided as part of the Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grant awarded to YNDC by the United States Department of Agriculture.

The program provides incentive funding for SNAP/EBT customers to purchase more fresh produce to promote healthy eating patterns. To read the full story from WFMJ, click here.