Michel Nischan, CEO & Founder of Wholesome Wave, talks about the impact of the storm on families who depend on food stamps as well as those who now find themselves unemployed. As an organization that strives to improve access and affordability of local produced food, Wholesome Wave expects the long-term impact of Sandy will shine a light on how food stamps actually work in an emergency situation.

“So many farmers markets in general have been open and were able to reopen almost immediately after the storm and provide EBT access to people with food stamps. When bodegas and corner stores and grocery stores, the traditional places where people go to spend their food stamps, were actually closed and out of power.”––Michele Nischan of Wholesome Wave