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NewDEALer in the Spotlight:
John O'Grady, County Commissioner
(Franklin County, OH)
NewDEAL Leader Franklin County, OH Commissioner John O'Grady recently worked to fund better access to fresh produce, and better nutrition, for people on public assistance. To modernize the safety net, this program gives participants an additional $10 to spend at the farmer's market, which accepts SNAP and EBT. Read more.