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 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)
-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)
More questions about what you can purchase with an EBT card? 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.