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Double SNAP benefits at farmers markets in October

October 5, 2017
Special to THE CITIZEN ( , Lehigh Acres Citizen

Due to Hurricane Irma's impact, Fresh Access Bucks is enabling Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to match their SNAP benefits up to $40 in Fresh Access Bucks toward the purchase of Florida-grown fruits and vegetables at participating markets until Oct. 31.

A program of Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers (FOG), Fresh Access Bucks (FAB) is a statewide incentive program designed to encourage SNAP recipients to redeem their benefits at farmers markets to purchase fresh, healthy foods directly from Florida farmers.

At participating markets, FOG matches what a SNAP cardholder spends with free Fresh Access Bucks. Customers can use them right away or later to buy Florida-grown fruits and vegetables. For example, a SNAP shopper who spends $10 of their SNAP benefits at a participating market receives an additional $10 to purchase fresh, local produce.

For a list of participating markets, visit

For more information, visit

Source: Fresh Access Bucks



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