Great job on the Chase action on Saturday! We delivered a big turkey and letter to the Othello branch manager demanding that Chase give back 10% of the fees they charge on EBT cards to save the Farmer’s Market Nutrition program for low-income women, children, and seniors.
Women, children, and families marched down MLK to Chase bank carrying signs to Chase Bank as we collectively asked them to give back 10% of their contract –nearly $800,000– and to use those dollars to save Farmers Market Bucks and other food programs.
Photos provided by Inye Wokoma – Ijo Arts Photography
Got Green’s Action on Chase Bank this Saturday demanded attention, calling loudly for Chase to stop benefiting from poor families and seniors.
- Chase has an $8 million dollar contract with the State of WA to administer EBT cards statewide, profiting each time a new family goes on food stamps. Chase’s contract nearly doubled since the recession started.
- Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) provides $20 to WIC families & $40 to seniors per season to buy fresh & healthy foods.
- If the state of WA cuts $100,000 in administrative costs to the Farmers Market Nutrition Program, low income families will lose $893,000 in federal food dollars. This is BAD MATH!
- Farmers Market food is locally grown & travels a much shorter distance from the field to the table. It is healthier for families, communities, and THE PLANET!