By SALINA POST
Persons using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) at a Salina farmers market also will have the chance to win a pair of tickets to the Feast on the Fe dinner.
With the price starting at $50 per ticket, individuals receiving SNAP benefits are generally unable to attend due to cost. That will change this year for three lucky individuals, thanks to a raffle announced by the Local Food Works Foundation, organizers of the popular annual Feast on the Fe dinner.
People who use the SNAP/DUFB (Double Up Food Bucks) benefits at the Salina Harvest Farmers Market have the chance to be entered into a drawing for one of three pairs of tickets. The raffle is open now and is scheduled to run until Sept. 13, with winners announced on Sept. 16.
The Harvest Farmers Market is held from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesdays at 1325 E. Cloud Street. SNAP recipients are encouraged to go to the market, use their SNAP dollars, and get registered for the drawing, according to information in a news release from the Local Food Works Foundation.
“We wanted to extend the invitation to celebrate the local foods community to a wider audience who may not normally be able to attend,” said Rachel Bieker, Local Food Works Foundation board president.
The fifth annual Feast on the Fe is scheduled for Oct. 1 on the 100 block of S. Santa Fe Avenue in front of the Stiefel Theater. Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner to follow from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Sept. 2 at Salina Downtown’s First Friday event. More details are available at facebook.com/salinafeastonthefe.