For more information, email email@example.com.
Health Bucks help anyone who receives Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, also known as food stamps, to buy fresh, locally-grown produce. For every $5 spent at farmers markets using SNAP on an EBT card, you can get $2 in Health Bucks. Health Bucks are available year-round at NYC farmers markets that accept EBT.
Organizations may apply for free Health Bucks that they can then distribute to community members as an incentive to participate in nutrition education and other health-related activities.
Organizations can apply from mid-May through November. Qualifying organizations will receive Health Bucks starting July 1. Health Bucks are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Organizations can also purchase Health Bucks. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
People who receive SNAP benefits and have high blood pressure can get $30 in Health Bucks each month at select pharmacies. Patients filling a prescription for high blood pressure medication will receive a fruit and vegetable “prescription” that can be exchanged at a farmers market for Health Bucks.
To sign up for this program, visit one of the pharmacies listed below.