Voices from the Field

Vermont Success Story

Success Story

Voices from the Field

February 5, 2016
     
Pears
Photo Credit: Jameel Khaja

We love hearing from people touched by nutrition incentives—like this note from a participant in our Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Coupon Program in Vermont.

Lead by our partner Green Mountain Farm to School, this program offers incentives to SNAP shoppers at five general stores in rural communities—one of the first of its kind to trial incentives in grocery stores.

Sometimes we focus on numbers: $80 billion a year in SNAP, spent by 45 million Americans. But ultimately it’s about individual stories like this: a woman grateful to eat fruits and vegetables she otherwise couldn’t afford.