SNAP/EBT and HIP


HEALTHY INCENTIVE PROGRAM

The Healthy Incentive Program (HIP) will replace the Boston Bounty Bucks in farmers markets across the City this Summer. 

The new program works a lot like how Boston Bounty Bucks worked. The city of Boston will be giving financial help to SNAP users through the Healthy Incentive Program. The city of Boston provides matching funds that SNAP users can use to buy fresh, local produce. This sustainable, statewide program promotes healthy eating, while also supporting the local economy.

The goal of this incentive program is to help SNAP participants buy more locally grown fruits and vegetables. When you buy fruits and vegetables with SNAP at participating farmers markets, mobile markets, farm stands, or Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm share programs, you will earn extra money on your SNAP/EBT card. It’s easy to earn incentives through the program. Also, the incentive that is added directly back to your EBT card can be used toward any future SNAP-eligible purchase.

 

For more information, go to the Office of Food Initiatives website.

Or contact the market manager at farmersmarket@roslindale.net