LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- The Douglas County Commission and the city of Lawrence are supporting a pilot project to allow food stamp recipients to double their funds while shopping at farmers' markets.
The county commission on Wednesday agreed to invest $10,600 in the project, one day after Lawrence city commissioners did the same.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/PwjniP ) the program will give food stamp users more money to spend at the Lawrence Farmers' Market and Cottin's Hardware Farmers' Market.
For example, if a food stamp recipient spends $40 at one of the markets, half the money would be from food stamps and other half from the program. The project was proposed by LiveWell Lawrence, which is contributing $3,800.
The program will run from June through September or until the funds run out.
Posted by Greg Palmer
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.