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 Florida Fresh Access Bucks Double SNAP Retail

 

Fresh Access Bucks (FAB) is a statewide USDA Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Program (FINIP) funded nutrition incentive program that encourages SNAP shoppers to redeem their benefits on healthy produce at participating locations.

FAB’s retail program is a three-year pilot with a focus on small, regional, or independent grocery, co-op, convenience, or corner stores to offer Fresh Access Bucks on fresh produce. The retail program is an expansion of an initiative that is currently offered in over 60 farm-direct outlets across the state, with the goal of ensuring food insecure individuals have access to affordable, fresh, locally-sourced produce in their community.

 

 

Fresh Access Bucks Retail Outlets
 

Sunflower Discount Market

1001 Palm Ave in North, Fort Meyers
Open every day from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Wright's Natural Market

5800 Main Street, Downtown New Port Richey
Open Monday-Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 9am-5pm

Feeding Tampa Bay's Groceries on the Go
Groceries on the Go is a mobile market with stops in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Check their website to find a location near you: https://feedingtampabay.org/ways-we-serve/on-the-go/groceries-on-the-go


FAB Retail Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is Fresh Access Bucks (FAB)?
Fresh Access Bucks (FAB), an initiative of Feeding Florida, is a USDA funded statewide nutrition incentive program that offers a deep discount on fresh produce when you shop with SNAP/EBT at participating outlets. FAB doubles your purchase! FAB matches $1 for $1 what a SNAP/EBT or P-EBT cardholder spends with FREE Fresh Access Bucks - up to $10, every time they shop. Customers can use their Fresh Access Bucks to pay for fresh produce the next time they shop.

What products are eligible for earning FAB?
Any items purchased with SNAP/EBT or P-EBT.

SNAP and P-EBT eligible items include: breads, cereals, fruits, vegetables, meats, fish and poultry, dairy products, other foods such as snack foods and non-alcoholic beverages, seeds and plants that produce food to eat. 

SNAP and P-EBT benefits may not be spent on food products that contain alcohol or tobacco, items labeled for pet consumption, vitamins and supplements, and foods sold hot at the point-of-sale.

 

What products are eligible for redeeming FAB?
Any items purchased with SNAP/EBT or P-EBT.

Fresh fruits and vegetables in their natural state with no added sugar, salt, or preservatives are eligible; precut fruits and vegetables are also permitted. Canned, dried, and frozen items, bagged salad kits with dressing, and fruit cups or juices with added sugar are not permitted. Self-service salad bar items are also not permitted.

 

How do I find a retailer near me that accepts FAB?
Visit our map to find retail or farmers market outlets near you. 

 

Why is the match limited to $10 per transaction at retail outlets?
Typically at retail grocery outlets, customers shop more often and purchase less produce in a single shopping visit. The retail program allows customers to earn as many times as they’d like each day, but limits the match per transaction to make the shopping experience quick and convenient.

 

Can I use my Fresh Access Bucks tokens at FAB retail outlets?
No, FAB retail incentives may only be used at the outlet from which you received them.
 

How do I determine if I’m eligible to receive SNAP?
Visit the following websites to determine eligibility:
https://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/access/ (FL residents)

https://www.mrelief.com/ (non-FL residents) 
 

How do I determine if I'm eligible for P-EBT? Where can I sign up for P-EBT?
Visit: https://www.myflfamilies.com/covid19/docs/PEBT%20FAQ.pdf for a FAQ on P-EBT in Florida.

 

If I have an EBT card from another state, can I earn FAB?
Customers can earn FAB with any state’s EBT card.
 

Why are only SNAP/EBT and P-EBT customers eligible? What about WIC or other customers?
FAB is funded through the USDA’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Program (FINIP). According to Federal guidelines, only SNAP/EBT and P-EBT recipients are eligible to participate. This is a federally funded program only available to SNAP/EBT and P-EBT shoppers to ensure they have the opportunity to use their benefits to purchase more fruits and vegetables.



Do you match P-EBT with Fresh Access Bucks?
Yes! 

 

Have any additional questions? Give us a call:
1-855-FLA-FOOD (1-855-352-3663) Ext 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

                         

                              

                                               

 

 

 

Are you a retail outlet interested in becoming a Fresh Access Bucks partner? 
Learn more about Fresh Access Bucks Retail here.
Fresh Access Bucks Retail Application

 

Find printable promotion materials for FAB retail and FAB retail outlets here.
 

 

 

We could not do this work without our community partners:

Florida Impact to End Hunger Healthy Retail    Southwest Florida Blue Zones Project Food Access        University of Florida Family Nutrition Program