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FAQ for SNAP recipients

What is SNAP Stretch?

SNAP Stretch is a way to help your SNAP dollars go further. There is no sign-up or registration, simply use your EBT card when you shop at your participating farmers market. To find a participating market, click here. When you make a SNAP purchase of any qualifying SNAP item at participating farmers markets, on-farm stands, CSAs, mobile markets, and local retail grocery stores with your SNAP EBT card, you'll get a 1:1 match  in SNAP Stretch dollars. So- for every dollar spent using SNAP, you'll receive a dollar in SNAP Stretch.

How do I sign up for SNAP Stretch?

There is no sign up process or paperwork to participate in SNAP Stretch! As long as you currently have SNAP/EBT/food stamps, you can visit any participating market (find one here) and spend your SNAP dollars to get SNAP Stretch. Every market runs the program a little bit differently, so if you have questions, feel free to reach out to your local market directly.

What is Summer EBT?

Summer EBT is a special nutrition help worth $120 per child, just like SNAP benefits. It's made especially for kids who are school-aged. Summer EBT is also SNAP Stretch compatible and can be used at participating farmers markets and grocer stores!

Who Can Get Summer EBT?

Kids can get Summer EBT if they:

  • Get WV WORKS, SNAP, or Medicaid

  • Live in foster care

  • Are homeless, migrants, or runaways

  • Go to WV Head Start

  • Even if your family does not qualify for SNAP, they may qualify for Summer EBT!

To receive Summer EBT you must download the app or fill out the application here

For more information about Summer EBT Click Here!

What if I have children?

Great!! If you have a child with you, you will receive an additional 1:1 match, in addition to regular SNAP Stretch.

What about Seniors?

Are you age 60 or older? You're in luck! SNAP Stretch is matched at a 1:2 rate for senior shoppers!

What can I buy?

You can use an EBT card to purchase these items:

​-fruits and vegetables

-meat, fish, and poultry (eggs)

-dairy products

-breads and cereals

-other foods such as snack foods and non-alcoholic beverages

-seeds and plants which produce food for the household to eat

Use your SNAP Stretch to purchase:

-fresh fruits and vegetables

-canned, dried, or frozen whole or cut fruits and vegetables without added sugars, fats, oils, or salt

-seeds and plants intended for cultivation and consumption (example: tomato seeds or tomato plants)

-fresh herbs (example: basil, thyme, mint)

For more information about what you can purchase with EBT Click Here!

Have enough for the week?

No worries! You can bring your SNAP Stretch back with you the next time you shop at select participating sites.

What form does SNAP Stretch come in?

SNAP Stretch is given out in tokens, paper scripts or vouchers, or discounts at checkout. 

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