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Senator Whitley Introduces SB 403, Re-establishing the Farmers' Market Program in the WIC Program

Contact Name: Marina Altschiller

Phone: (603) 271-3375

CONCORD – Today, Senator Becky Whitley (D-Hopkinton) introduced SB 403, a bill to re-establish the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Farmers Market Nutrition Program, to the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Immediately following the hearing, the committee moved into Executive Session and voted the bill Ought to Pass. It will next go before the full Senate for a vote.

After the vote, prime sponsor Senator Becky Whitley (D-Hopkinton) issued the following statement:

“This bill builds on the widespread support for the SNAP farmer’s market program, included in last year’s budget. We can all agree that farmers market programs are a triple win for New Hampshire; they boost the local economy, provide health benefits to recipients, and create new opportunities for local farmers to sell their produce. I’m proud to bring this bill that supports access to fresh fruits and vegetable and helps to reduce the disparity in who can access the nutritious and delicious food from our incredible local farms and vendors.”



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