Double SNAP Benefits at Florida Farmers Markets: Match Up to $40 Extended Through 2018
Posted On: February 19, 2018
As many Floridians continue to recover from the disastrous impacts of Hurricane Irma, and climate refugees displaced by Hurricane Maria continue to arrive from Puerto Rico, Fresh Access Bucks (FAB) is extending an increased SNAP incentive match at participating farmers markets, farm stands, mobile markets, and CSAs across Florida.
FAB is enabling Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients and Disaster SNAP recipients to match their SNAP benefits up to $40 in Fresh Access Bucks toward the purchase of Florida-grown fruits and vegetables at participating markets through 2018. For a complete list of participating markets in Florida, please visit: www.freshaccessbucks.com/fab-markets
Currently there are 38 farmers markets, one mobile market, four farm stands, and four community-supported agriculture (CSAs) participating in FAB throughout the state. In addition to increasing the affordability of and accessibility to healthy foods, nutrition education efforts such as cooking demos at FAB markets are integral to increasing the purchase and consumption of fresh, local produce.
For more information on FAB and the other participating markets around the state, please visit www.FreshAccessBucks.com.