Brookline Department of Public Health will arrange final food stamp enrollment

For immediate release

BROOKLINE — Health Commissioner Sigalle Reiss announces that the Brookline Department of Public Health will hold final registration for its Brookline Farmers’ Market Food Stamp Program for income-eligible individuals and families.

WHEN:

Thursday July 21 from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE:

Brookline Farmer’s Market, Center Street West

WHAT:

Public Health Department staff will register individuals and families who have not received coupons this season.

Coupons are available to income-eligible families at Brookline and students attending Brookline Public Schools. Individuals and families of two will receive $50 in coupons, while families of three or more will receive 0 to spend at Brookline Farmers’ Market.

The coupons are redeemable to buy fruit, vegetables, dairy, meat and other food items from participating vendors until November, which is the end of the market season.

This food stamp program, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), has supported more than 500 families this season.

“Our food stamp program has already been a huge success this year. Nevertheless, we want to provide an additional opportunity for families who have not yet received coupons,” said Reiss. “Offering these coupons helps make the farmers’ market more accessible to low-income residents and reduces barriers to accessing healthy fruits and vegetables.”

Anyone unable to attend registration should contact Lynne Karsten, Director of Community Health, at [email protected] or 617-730-2336. For more information about the program, please visit the Department’s website at www.brooklinema.gov/health.

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