Catie Cain from our Farmers’ Market Access & Equity Team presented at Second Harvest Food Bank's annual CalFresh Forum of the Central Coast
hosted in Watsonville on May 17th.
The CalFresh Forum is an annual gathering of CalFresh experts–
ranging from local Human Services agencies, community-based organizations of the Central Coast and Central Valley, as well as leaders in the local food movement
. Experts shared their perspectives on SSI recipients becoming eligible for CalFresh, upcoming policy changes, the general state of the program and much more.
Catie shared key information on the Ecology Center’s role in supporting EBT and Market Match at farmers' markets locally and statewide. The Farmers’ Market Access & Equity Team hopes to continue supporting CalFresh clients and outreach workers by providing useful resources on how to use EBT and Market Match at farmers' markets to purchase affordable, locally-grown fruits and vegetables.