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Grocery stamp applicants can receive up to an additional $10 for certain grocery purchases

HEALTHY Eating has its monetary rewards for food stamp applicants.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has partnered with several organizations to provide matching money to recipients when they buy fruit and vegetables.

Many states offer matching SNAP funds when you purchase fruit and vegetables at participating stores

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Many states offer matching SNAP funds when you purchase fruit and vegetables at participating stores

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) monitors SNAP.

More than 41.5 million Americans receive SNAP benefits each month.

Various organizations work with the USDA to offer applicants healthier options.

SNAP households are expected to spend approximately 30% of their own resources on food.

Food stamp applicants will receive a minimum of $95 in additional SNAP benefits in March
Exact Date of the Month Meal stamps are paid out in each state

The equivalent dollars would be used for fruits and vegetables – allowing consumers to get healthier foods for their households.

SNAP produce match

In Washington State, customers who purchase a minimum of $10 worth of qualifying fruit and vegetables with their SNAP card can receive a $5 credit towards their next product purchase at the SNAP Products Match.

The $5 coupon will be printed at the bottom of your receipt.

Qualified foods are fruit and frozen fruit and vegetables with no added salt, fat or sugar.

This offer is available in store or online.

The state is working with the Food Co-op, Safeway stores, Seattle farmers markets and neighborhood grocers to offer applicants this added benefit.

Washington State is one of the states with a produce match program

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Washington State is one of the states with a produce match program

Double the meal funds

Another program, offered in almost every state, matches your SNAP Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) dollars when you purchase qualifying fruits and vegetables.

That means SNAP customers get twice as much fruit and veg.

Anyone who receives SNAP in Washington, DC and the following states is automatically eligible for the Double Up Food Bucks program.

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • new York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

South Carolina has its own matching program called Healthy Bucks.

SNAP recipients who spend at least $5 with their SNAP EBT card at participating locations will receive $10 in Healthy Bucks tokens to purchase additional fresh fruits and vegetables.

Alaskans on SNAP can purchase fruits and vegetables from the Sitka Local Food Network and also receive matching dollars.

Who is eligible for SNAP?

To be eligible for the SNAP benefits program, applicants must reside in the state where they are applying and meet certain bank balance limits.

A household with someone over 60 or a disabled household member may have a higher bank balance limit.

The total amount of SNAP benefits your household receives each month is called an allocation.

The USDA said the maximum monthly allotment is based on household size.

For example, the maximum allotment for a family of four is $835.

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The Sun explains when you need to recertify to continue receiving SNAP benefits.

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