This is in partnership with North Carolina’s 21st Century Farmers’ Markets program.
The EBT card is part of the Food and Nutrition Services program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and is a federal food assistance program that helps over 40 million low-income families receive healthy foods each week in the United States.
Starting this month, four farmers’ markets or produce stands in Charlotte and Davidson will be equipped with the technology to process EBT payments.
The locations include:
• Davidson Farmers’ Market (128 Main St., Davidson)
• Black Women’s Health Network Mobile Markets (located at three Charlotte churches:
1st Baptist Church West, Greenville Memorial AME Zion, and New Zion Missionary Baptist Church)
“This partnership is an incredible way for residents who are eligible for an EBT card to access fresh fruits and vegetables in their neighborhoods,” said Allison Mignery, health promotion supervisor with the Mecklenburg County Health Department. “We will be carefully monitoring the use of the service and making adjustments to best serve this population.”
The Health Department is seeking other farmers markets and produce stands who would like to enroll in the program allowing them to accept EBT cards. Contact Megan Dean with the Health Department at 704-336-5336 if interested.
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Media Contact: Andy Fair at Andrew.Fair@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-0021