SNAP + HIP BENEFITS

What is SNAP?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the largest federal nutrition assistance program. SNAP provides benefits to eligible low-income individuals and families via an Electronic Benefits Transfer card. This card can be used like a debit card to purchase eligible food in authorized retail food stores. Find out if you are eligible to receive SNAP here.

 

SNAP Match: 

We provide a dollar-for-dollar SNAP match up to $15 each week from December 5 - April 10. Show your EBT card at the SNAP table to receive your match, pay for your order, and/or receive tokens. 

Examples of how the match works:

- The shopper swipes $5 on their SNAP or P-EBT card at the snap tent, the market will match $5, and give a total of $10 worth of tokens to the shopper for the outdoor market

- The shopper places an online order through WhatsGood for $28, the market will match $14 and swipe their card for $14

- The shopper places an online order through WhatsGood for $45, the market will match $15 since that is the maximum amount possible and will swipe their card for $30

If you want to help support this program, donate to our SNAP Match fundraiser here.

Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) 

The Healthy Incentives Program, or HIP, can help you buy more locally grown fruits and vegetables. When you buy fruits and vegetables with SNAP at participating farmers’ markets, mobile markets, farm stands or Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm share programs, you will earn extra money back onto your SNAP/EBT card.

If you live in Massachusetts and receive SNAP benefits, your household is automatically able to participate in HIP!

What Foods Can I Buy with HIP?
HIP-eligible foods are fresh, canned, dried, or frozen fruits and vegetables without added sugar, salt, fats, or oils. This includes fresh produce, canned tomatoes, applesauce, frozen blueberries, mushrooms, and vegetable seeds and seedlings for your garden!

Depending on the size of your household you can earn up to:
--$40 for 1-2 member household
--$60 for 3-5 member household
--$80 for 6+ member household
This amount is per month, on top of your regular benefits!

 

More information about the HIP program can be found here. Search for HIP vendors near you here! If you have questions about HIP that are not covered below, or need assistance in another language, call the Project Bread Food Access Hotline at 1-800-645-8333.

 

 

 

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