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SHIP storyWoman holding a basket of cucumbers at farmers market

New Stamp of Approval at Farmers Markets: EBT
“We want to cover everybody – the EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) program is too important to only do halfway,” commented Jack Gerten, Market Manager of St. Paul’s farmers markets. EBT provides financial support for struggling families to help them meet their basic needs. These basic needs include food, shelter,
clothing, utilities and transportation.

“Saint Paul Farmers’ Markets went from accepting EBT at the main downtown location in 2011 to six locations in 2012,” commented Ramsey County Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) Coordinator Julie Seiber. The expansion was largely initiated through
collaborations between several groups including SHIP, Minnesota Department of Human Services and Blue Cross Blue Shield...more New Stamp of Approval at Farmers Markets: EBT (PDF: 271KB/1 page)



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Community Leadership Team

  • Patty Carlson, Allina Hospitals and Clinics
  • Dorii Gbolo, Open Cities Health Center
  • Thomas Kottke, Health Partners
  • Corky Newton, ReMax
  • Dave Muhovich, Bethel University
  • Regina Rippel, Long term care facility; former program manager MN AIDS Project
  • Sylvia Robinson, Community Volunteer, formerly with ICSI
  • Karla Sand, Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging
  • Kerri-Elizabeth Sawyer, University of Minnesota
  • Nancy Shier, HealthEast and the Veteran's Medical Center
  • Esther Tatley, Retired

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Updated Monday, 07-Jul-2014 09:24:25 CDT