Millions of Americans collect food stamps to purchase food for their family each month, and the main goal is to provide nutrition to families.
SNAP is now creating an incentive to get people to purchase fruits and vegetables with their food stamps.
Now, SNAP is working harder to get healthy options into the hands of consumers amid inflation.
Food Stamps price matching with fruits and vegetables
The state of Washington is now allowing SNAP to match produces purchases worth at least $10.
By spending at least $10, you can see a $5 credit toward your next purchase of fruits and vegetables.
The coupon is printed at the bottom of the receipt for whatever participating store you shopped at.
The produce can be fresh or frozen, but cannot have added salt, fat or sugar.
The offer can be redeemed both online and in-store.
The following locations are offering the deal:
- Food Co-op
- Seattle Farmer’s Market
Other Food Stamp programs
There is a similar program in most states called the Double Up Food Bucks program.
This lets customers get double the amount of produce.
It’s available in the following states:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- New Mexico
- Rhode Island
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
South Carolina has its own program as well called “Healthy Bucks”.
With Healthy Bucks, people can spend $5 of their food stamps on produce then receive a $10 Healthy Bucks reward toward more produce.
In Alaska the program is available at Sitka local foods network.
FingerLakes1.com is the region’s leading all-digital news publication. The company was founded in 1998 and has been keeping residents informed for more than two decades. Have a lead? Send it to [email protected]