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How it Works2020-06-11T18:15:22+00:00

Stretch your food dollars with SNAP.

Get more fruits and vegetables when you spend your SNAP dollars at participating farmers markets and grocery stores. It’s easy! For example, spend $10 on your EBT card, and get another $10 to buy fresh fruits and veggies, locally grown in Virginia.

Here’s how it works at a farmers market:

Here’s how it works at a grocery store:

Do you qualify for SNAP benefits? Find out and apply here:
www.dss.virginia.gov/benefit/snap.cgi

Testimonials

“The VA Fresh Match Program provides the opportunity for SNAP recipients to maximize their money on healthy, fresh foods. It allows for more equity throughout the community food systems.” 

– Jaelyn M.
Capital Region


“As a SNAP recipient, I truly value the incentive program as it allows me to buy fresh, healthy foods with my SNAP card, and get extra funds for fruits and vegetables. I care for my elderly father and this program helps my family have access to healthy foods despite our financial limitations.”

– Alin
Spotsyvania Farmers Market SNAP shopper


“Learning what to eat in my nutrition class then being able to shop at the Lynchburg Community Market with my [SNAP Benefits] has changed my life.  I am in recovery… now I know better and do better.”

– Robert
Lynchburg Community Market SNAP shopper