Kauai seeks group to administrate EBT at markets

Published  10:52 AM HST Jun 05, 2013
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LIHUE, Hawaii -

The director of Kauai County's Office of Economic Development says it's looking for a new organization to administer a program that allows federal food stamp payments to be used at farmers markets.
    
George Costa says the Kauai Independent Food Bank will end its operation of the Electronics Benefits Transfer program on July 1.
    
Costa says in an announcement that the Kauai County Council have approved a $50,000 grant for an organization to become a certified Electronics Benefits Transfer provider and that his office will administer the grant.
    
Patrons of the Kapaa sunshine market tell The Garden Island they're concerned about an interruption.
    
Lisa Raphael of Wailua says the transfer program allows her to eat healthy food and helps farmers offer locally grown food.

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