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New grant adds $1 million in fresh produce to L.A. shoppers' menus
New grant adds $1 million in fresh produce to L.A. shoppers' menus

A new grant from the Department of Agriculture will mean that as much as $1 million in fresh produce will be added to the shopping bags of Southern California’s low-income families over the next two years. The grant to Berkeley’s Ecology Center that administers the Market Match program totals $3.7 million statewide.  According to the Ecology Center, this will allow the program to reach an additional 240,000 shoppers statewide and will stimulate an additional $9.8 million in sales to California’s small farmers. Market Match is an innovative setup that allows shoppers to double their EBT and WIC benefits when shopping at farmers markets.  Participating...

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