Free Money for SNAP Users
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?
- Go to the Info Booth at the OHSU Farmers Market.
- 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.
- You will receive the amount requested in Red $1 tokens. These can be redeemed for SNAP eligible foods.
- 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.
- Use all $1 tokens with any vendor who sells food intended to be eaten at home, or seeds and plants intended to grow food.
- We hope this program ensures accessibility of the healthiest food to all income levels.
- *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