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SNAP Benefits

Two women wheel a grocery cart across the parking lot to a white van, open the door and shove kids’ toys out of the way.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the biggest federal program aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty that millions of Americans find themselves in — sometimes for a few months, sometimes for several years.

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The USDA said farmers markets can play a significant role in strengthening local food systems by accepting SNAP benefits.