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 $15 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
July 21, 2012
If you are interested in baking anything for the sale, please email Emma, the Assistant Market Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also have a sign-up sheet at the market in the weeks leading up to the 21st.