This might not apply to most blog readers. However I want to write about it because who knows–maybe a reader falls into this category.
In New York City those of us who collect SNAP benefits are eligible to obtain Health Bucks at our Greenmarkets.
For every $5 spent in SNAP benefits, a person will get a $2 Health Bucks coupon.
Thus enabling you to get more fruits and vegetables.
To do so:
Bring your EBT card to the market manager tent at the farmer’s market.
Swipe your EBT card and in exchange get tokens and Health Bucks to spend at the market.
I don’t take kindly to people who resent others for buying organic food with their SNAP benefits.
Individuals living on a low income deserve to be healthy and eat nutritiously just like those of us who are well-off.
This is what I say:
Cut it out with the comments about people using SNAP to buy juicy heirloom tomatoes.
Regardless of your income there’s no shame in wanting to be healthy.