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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

AARP HELPS SNAP PARTICIPANTS BUY FRUIT

Here's a unique new program idea...

Thanks to a $3.3 million grant from USDA and a $1 million contribution from UnitedHealthcare, the AARP is helping SNAP recipients in the Memphis, TN area buy more fruits and vegetables. Shoppers at select Kroger grocery stores and farmers markets in the region who buy between $10 and $20 in fresh fruits and vegetables using a SNAP electronic benefit card will receive a 50%-off coupon for use for their next purchase. Each SNAP household can receive two coupons a month.


Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal, 11/4/14, AARP Discount on Produce