SNAP stands for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly called Food Stamps). This program helps Idaho families put healthy food on their table. Participants may use their debit-like card at the Boise Farmers Market. The red information booth provides assistance to SNAP participants so they can use their SNAP benefits on fresh fruits, vegetables, bread, meat and uncooked prepared foods. Benefit cards are swiped and tokens are issued in specified amounts to be used as cash at the Market.
DOUBLE UP FOOD BUCKS
Stretch your food dollars! Double Up Food Bucks is a project providing incentives to encourage healthier food choices for SNAP recipients with a one-to-one match up to $10.00 per transaction (limit of 2). The Double Up Food Bucks can only be used for fresh fruit and vegetables only. The Double Up Food tokens are dispersed at the red information booth along with the SNAP tokens.