SNAP Incentives Program
What is SNAP?
SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is the program formerly known as food stamps. It is a federal nutrition program that helps you stretch your food budget and buy healthy food.
SNAP benefits can be used to purchase food at grocery stores, convenience stores, and some farmers’ markets and co-op food programs.
SNAP benefits are given to you each month on a plastic card called an EBT (electronic benefits transfer) card, which works like a debit card. Paper coupons are no longer used. (Text borrowed from http://www.gettingfoodstamps.org/whatissnap.html)
How Can You Contribute to the SNAP Incentives Program at the GFM?
The SNAP Incentives Program has been implemented at the Market in order to make local, healthy, and delicious food more accessible. However, we rely on your generosity to make this program possible.
Our goal is to be able to double as much as $10 SNAP dollars for every EBT transaction, every Saturday. Currently, we have only been able to double up to $5 every now and then. So, whether you can donate $1, $5, or $50, every dollar helps us towards reaching our goal.
Donations are accepted at the Market Manager’s tent every Saturday!
Future Fundraising Events
If you would like to volunteer to organize a fundraiser for SNAP Doubling we would welcome your help. Please talk to Devon or Marsha at the market or you can email email@example.com.
The Free Harvest Supper is August 23rd, 4:30-6:30pm - the meal is free, however, we also ask that those who can donate give a little and the money is split between markets in Franklin County to off families market coupons to use during the summer and also to double SNAP dollars. Please give generously.
Would you like to give? We recently received two anonymous donations of $250.00 each to put toward SNAP double dollars. This was a great surprise and so needed so we can continue to double dollars thru August. Please consider giving if you haven’t. Thank you to the two individuals that gave we appreciate it!