The B.C. government is giving a two million dollar boost to a program that provides low income families and seniors with locally grown food.
The money will support an expanded farmers’ market coupon program.
From July through October, 15-dollars worth of coupons will be handed out each week to low income earners, including families, pregnant women and seniors.
Participants must be enrolled in a community nutrition and skills building program.
34 farmers’ markets across B.C. are involved, including 13 new ones.
The program is expected to help about 1,300 families and 400 seniors this year.