Max Gage’s father needed emergency surgery. He had been ill and was unable to work.
It was then that his family turned to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which has helped Max’s mother, Catherine Gage, continue to support their family of eight.
With several food allergies throughout the family, Catherine wanted to make sure they had access to food that would enable them to live a healthy life. She shares how SNAP makes that possible and how programs like Double Up Food Bucks help their SNAP benefits go even further in accessing fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms.