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BC Farmer's Market Nutrition Coupon program a success in Merritt in 2015.

The program administered through the Nicola Valley Farmers Market and Nicola Valley and District Food Bank saw $8,972 worth of fresh fruits, vegetables, cheese, eggs, nuts, fish, meat and herbs distributed to those in need in the Merritt area.

Food Bank Coordinator Marlene Fenton says 40 households were able to take advantage of the program.

"For those people that are involved it's a real asset. It's also been a plus for those selling food at the market... it's money they normally wouldn't receive."

Fenton expects to hear by April if the program will be back in 2016.

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