Emergency SNAP benefits may expire this year — but DC’s food insecurity crisis won’t
Emergency SNAP benefits are set to expire this summer amidst a growing food insecurity crisis in the District. Here’s how food banks, markets and distribution centers are adapting to accommodate low-income residents who rely on these benefits.
Markets Provide Free Nutritious Food to Students, Families
Joyful Food Markets is a monthly pop-up market run by Martha’s Table and the Capital Area Food Bank that gives the families of elementary students in Wards 7 and 8 free produce and nonperishable groceries at monthly community events. Each enrolled child at the 21 schools where Joyful Markets are currently held can receive 23 pounds of food. Martha’s Table also hosts free pop-up markets at Rita Bright and Fort Stanton community centers.
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