March 2, 2019
Everyone deserves access to sustainable, locally-grown food. The Maryland Farms and Families Fund (HB84 | SB483) sponsored by Del. Charkoudian and Sen. Guzzone, would mandate funding each year for the Farms and Families Program – which supports programs that match purchases made by Marylanders using federal nutrition assistance like SNAP at participating farmers markets. The Program increases access to fresh, local produce for food-insecure Marylanders and puts more money in the pockets of farmers. This bill is needed to ensure that the funding of the Program is guaranteed each year.
Your state legislators and hold the power to make sure the Farms and Families Program receives the funding it deserves. Ask your representatives in Annapolis to do all they can to ensure the Farms and Families Fund passes.