Bridgeport nonprofit helps low-income families access fresh produce
A national nonprofit started in Bridgeport helps low-income families get access to local, healthy produce.
Wholesome Wave gives people who are enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, affordable access to fresh fruits and vegetables by doubling their value.
SNAP consumers can buy produce at certain farmers markets in the area, and it's like getting a two-for-one sale.
Founder and CEO Michel Nischan says he saw a need and decided to start the organization in 2007.
Nischan says they reach about 200,000 SNAP consumers.
The downtown farmers market at McLevy Green in Bridgeport ends tomorrow.