Site Map

EBT, SNAP Customers can Now Get Extra Groceries for Free - WKBN

EBT or SNAP customers at the Sparkle Market in Cornersburg can now get extra groceries for free.

It’s called the Produce Perks SNAP Double Up Program. It’s being implemented by the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation and Mercy Health, with the help of a grant they received from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The goal is to give people, who otherwise wouldn’t have the resources, access to healthy fruits and vegetables. For every dollar someone with SNAP or EBT spends at the Cornersburg Sparkle, they’ll get up to $10 dollars of “Produce Perks” per day. Anthony Florig, food access coordinator for YNDC, said those who would like to participate in the program just have to show their receipt and EBT card to the service counter. “… then they get up to $10 a day in these vouchers to buy fresh fruits and vegetables,” he said. To read the full story from WKBN, click here.