Additional data and analysis can be found in Case Western Reserve University's 2018 Produce Perks data brief.
A little outside the box thinking can go a long way towards solving a problem. This year, Produce Perks is working with Rural Action and ACEnet to address healthy food access in the Athens region. Athens County has one of the highest food insecurity rates in the state of Ohio, and thousands of individuals [...]
The Produce Prescription Program (PRx) is Produce Perks Midwest’s newest effort towards improving the health of underserved regions by increasing affordable access to healthy foods. Funded through a grant from Interact for Health, PRx supports families impacted by food insecurity and nutrition-related disease. There is a desperate need for improvement in nutrition and food [...]
The Ohio Farmers Market Network has announced a partnership with the Michigan Farmers Market Association to present the first Ohio cohort of their Market Manager Certificate Program. The program is voluntary and designed to encourage farmers market managers to pursue leadership skills and professional development in topics essential to market management. Registration is now open for [...]
Produce Perks Midwest Receives $2.27 Million From USDA to Empower Low-Income Families Across Ohio to Buy Healthy Food
PRESS RELEASE AUGUST 6th, 2018, Cincinnati, OH Harvesting Health in the Heartland: This Investment Will Expand the Produce Perks Program, Helping Millions of Ohioans receiving SNAP Benefits Access Healthy Foods while Supporting Local Farmers On Aug. 2, 2018, the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced an award [...]
Experience a night of fun, giving and a sightseeing view of Cincinnati aboard the Satisfaction Cruise Yacht! Proceeds from our annual event help provide healthy, local fruits and vegetables to low-income families Hors-d'oeuvres, cocktails, and enjoy a delicious dinner Dinner Buffet Wood Grilled Pork Tenderloins & Wood Grilled Boneless Chicken Breasts Caesar Salad with [...]
Thanks to program evaluation by our partner Case Western Reserve University, we can proudly say that Produce Perks saw statewide growth in 2017. The program, offered at 77 farmers' markets in 15 counties across the state, impacted thousands of customers and hundreds of Ohio farmers. Increase in SNAP Dollars and Incentives Spent at Farmers' [...]
Since January 2018, Sparkle customers have redeemed 2,602 vouchers in the amount of $12,671.82 spent on produce. Click HERE to read more about the success of the Produce Perks program in this report from our partners Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation.
Produce Perks Midwest weighs in on the Administration's idea to replace SNAP benefits with a box of shelf stable foods. Watch the video and learn how the Produce Perks model of incentivizing produce is a better model.
Join us for a great night of fun and giving aboard the yacht, Satisfaction III Cocktails and dinner with a sightseeing view of Cincinnati! Date and Time Thursday, October 5, 2017 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT Location Satisfaction Cruises 5819 Panama Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45230 Silent Auction Silent auction items and an opportunity to [...]