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Can Produce Prescription Programs Turn the Tide on Diet-Related Disease?

In the last decade, produce prescription programs are becoming more and more popular, due to the number of diet related diseases in our society. Wholesome Wave Georgia launched our program called Georgia Food for Health back in 2015. Georgia Food For Health partners with healthcare providers to give families innovative prescriptions that can be spent on fresh fruits and vegetables…
April 12, 2022

With inflation running hot, Google searches for food stamps remain elevated

It may feel like the pandemic is winding down, but with inflation on the rise many families are still struggling to put food on the table. In addition to higher food prices, Americans are also paying more for gasoline and rent. Overall, the Consumer Price Index increased by 7.9% in February, the fastest pace of inflation in 40 years. New…
March 30, 2022
Daily Groceries in Athens became our first brick and mortar retail partner in 2019.

Georgia Fresh For Less: Coming to a Grocer Near You

Daily Groceries in Athens became our first brick and mortar retail partner in 2019. As you may know, our longest serving program is Georgia Fresh For Less. Through this program, we’ve contributed more than $3.8 million dollars to the local economy by matching the value of food stamps – also known as SNAP/EBT – on fresh, healthy, local food. These…
March 17, 2022

Farm Truck 912 Serves Record Numbers of Savannah Families as SNAP Benefits Increase

Wholesome Wave Georgia works at farmers markets, farm stands, and a handful of brick and mortar locations across the state — but you might not see us in action. Through our Georgia Fresh for Less program, we match food stamp spending — also known as SNAP/EBT — for fresh food purchases, but it’s our partners who actually manage the transactions…
February 14, 2022

Grant Will Help Wholesome Wave Georgia Serve More Fulton County Residents

We are very pleased to share that Fulton County, Georgia Commissioners voted to invest $395,000 in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds to expand Wholesome Wave Georgia’s Georgia Fresh for Less program within Fulton County, Georgia. This funding will help us make fresh, locally grown produce more accessible to our neighbors by making the Georgia Fresh for Less program available…
January 18, 2022

Farmers In Politics: Meet State Senator Kim Jackson

Georgia State Senator Kim Jackson was born with her hands in the dirt. “I grew up in the rural south on a farm where we ate vegetables all the time,” she explains. “I was raised in 4H.” This life shaped her approach to food. “I may not love Brussels sprouts,” she laughs, “but I developed a taste for them!” Her…
November 17, 2021

Food Stamps Help Georgia Veterans

With several military bases in Georgia, it’s no surprise that Georgia has more military veterans than 42 other states. More than 614,000 veterans live in Georgia. For many of them, food stamps are a critical lifeline. Across the country, 1.2 million veterans use food stamps, also known as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). In Georgia, about 7% of all veterans…
November 11, 2021

Georgia Fresh For Less Makes SNAP Increase Go Further

Cherease Kincaid with the Farm Truck 912 Surprises sometimes come in big packages. The USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) increased benefits by 25% starting on October 1, 2021. This increase is the largest in program history, on the heels of a global pandemic that shut down our economy and left many people without food. There’s no doubt that the…
September 28, 2021

Prescribing tomatoes and carrots could help some Americans eat better

Fruit and vegetable prescription programs are growing all across the country. At Wholesome Wave Georgia, we believe that food is medicine, and we’re very proud to support this concept in Georgia through our Georgia Food for Health program. The Georgia Food For Health (GF4H) Program promotes affordable access to fruits and vegetables and healthy eating in under-served communities through partnerships…
September 21, 2021

5 Things You Can Do For Hunger Action Month This September

September is Hunger Action Month, and with federal pandemic unemployment benefits ending, more people will face difficult decisions about food. Hunger Action Month began in 2008 during the Great Recession, and the need has only increased due to the global pandemic. Now, more than ever, our neighbors in need could use a helping hand. Here are five things you can…
September 13, 2021
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