Free Money for SNAP Users

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SNAP Match Program

Again this year, we will match SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - formerly known as Food Stamps) & Farm Direct Nutrition Program (FDNP)  WIC (Women, Infants and Children) & Senior benefits. For every dollar purchased in SNAP tokens, we will match dollar for dollar, up to $5 each day per SNAP card or FDNP WIC/Senior Voucher, for FREE. 

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. If you have a FDNP WIC or Senior Voucher, you will need to present ID that matches the name on the voucher.. and we will stamp it with a smiley face to make sure we know it has been used for matching at our market. 
  3. You will receive the amount requested in Red $1 tokens. These can be redeemed for SNAP eligible foods.
  4. For every dollar purchased in SNAP tokens or for every FDNP WIC or Senior Voucher, we will match dollar for dollar, up to $5 each day per benefit  with Red $1 tokens with a smiley face on it.  
  5. Use all $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