We at Growing Places Indy and the Indy Winter Farmers Market are saddened that more than 925,000 Hoosiers saw their SNAP benefits cut Friday when the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 expired.
For a family of four enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, previously called food stamps, it means a loss of up to $36 a month.
With many families already struggling to put healthy food on the table, the cuts mean more Hoosier families will go hungry more days each month. These are children, parents and families in our community, working hard at low-paying jobs that serve our day-to-day life.
Because we believe that communities are made more vibrant and resilient when everyone is empowered to Grow well, Eat well, Live well, Be well, Growing Places Indy has been working for three years to help ensure hard working families in our community don't go hungry.
Through our Eat Well Initiative, we proudly accept SNAP benefits at the Indy Winter Farmers Market and at our summer farm stand, and we offer matching of up to $20 a week funded through community partners and your donations!
Please consider donating to help support our efforts and giving of your time at area food banks to help our neighbors who are losing critical food assistance. We all pay the price when members of our community are not able to eat well and be well!