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Free Money for SNAP Users

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Nutrition Incentive Program

New special benefits for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - formerly known as Food Stamps) participants. For every dollar purchased in SNAP tokens, we will match dollar for dollar, up to $5 each day per SNAP card, for FREE!

This year, New Seasons Market has awarded OHSU a $1600 grant to help fund the Nutrition Incentive Program. Thank you New Seasons!

How do you get free money?

  1. Go to the Info Booth at the OHSU Farmers Market.
  2. Swipe your SNAP card for any amount. There is no minimum and no charge.
  3. You will receive the amount requested in RED $1 tokens.
  4. For every dollar purchased in SNAP tokens, we will match dollar for dollar, up to $5 each day per SNAP card, for FREE!
  5. Use these $1 tokens with any vendor who sells food intended to be eaten at home, or seeds and plants intended to grow food.
  6. We hope this program ensures accessibility of the healthiest food to all income levels.
  7. *NO CHANGE given when items purchased with $1 tokens.

This program is available at several farmers markets around Portland. When you visit a market, ask the info booth when you arrive if they have a Nutrition Incentive program!

To sign up for SNAP, call 800 SAFE-NET 

Or visit the Department of Health and Human Services website for more info