TOLEDO, Ohio — The Toledo Farmer's Market will now have the supplemental funds necessary to continue the SNAP Match program through 2021.
Councilwomen Katie Moline and Theresa Morris introduced legislation that was unanimously approved at a June Toledo city council meeting that will give a $20,000 grant to the program.
Due to the increased participation in the Toledo Farmers Market and the funding shortfall both caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Toledo Farmers’ Market SNAP Match program was severely underfunded for 2021.
With the grant, the SNAP Match program, a program through the Office of Family Assistance, will be able to continue to give access to healthy local alternatives for Ohio residents.
Through the Produce Perks program, SNAP/Ohio Directions Card recipients can get a dollar for dollar match up to $25, per farmers’ market visit, to buy fresh, locally-grown produce to supplement their diet.