“Our government continues to support the BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program, which is widely supported across the province,” Adrian Dix said, B.C.’s Minister of Health.
“The program encourages people to buy nutritious, locally grown food, which helps to improve the health and well-being of British Columbians and builds a sense of community.”
Eligible recipients will receive $27 of coupons per week for 16 weeks to help them purchase local food, such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, eggs, dairy, herbs, vegetable and fruit plants, meat and fish, according to the province. That’s a $6 increase from the $21 per week in 2021.
“By supporting increased participation in the program for those who need it most, we are helping more people become food secure while also strengthening our provincial food system and local food economies,” Lana Popham said, B.C.’s Minister of Agriculture and Food.