Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI-USA) will work in collaboration with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina on a new initiative that provides low-income shoppers with incentives to shop at local markets and farmers markets.
RAFI-USA staff recently hosted a webinar, covering how farmers’ markets can accept SNAP/EBT as payment. Missed it? Watch the video here. Any farmers’ market manager, vendor, board member, or partner that has considered adding SNAP/EBT as an accepted payment is strongly encouraged to check it out.
Residents of areas affected by Hurricane Matthew will be eligible for emergency food benefits through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Program, state officials announced Friday afternoon.
Risk management is a cornerstone of RAFI’s work with farmers. In the general sense, this means identifying financial risks and developing strategies to minimize their impact. In the agricultural realm, […]
AboutIn 2015, RAFI’s staff and NC State University embarked on a farmer interview project to better understand the barriers and opportunities for farmers selling to low income communities. We’ve produced […]
As people of faith who care about our hungry neighbors, we have much to be concerned about. The proposed farm bill is slated to eliminate nearly $21 billion in SNAP benefits over the next decade, eliminating access to these benefits for almost 2 million Americans. Take action by Monday.
RAFI-USA staff are currently working remotely. As we plan for how COVID-19 will change both how we do our work, and what work needs to be done, please know that we are still here. Our Farmer Hotline (866-586-6746) will operate from Monday-Saturday from 9am to 6pm. Stay tuned for more updates and information.