Fresh fruits and vegetables are now more affordable for shoppers who use SNAP benefits (formerly called food stamps) at the East End Food Co-op. Through a partnership with The Food Trust, a non-profit dedicated to ensuring everyone has access to nutritious, affordable food, shoppers who use SNAP will earn a $2 Food Buck coupon for every $5 they spend on fresh produce*. Food Bucks can be used on a subsequent shopping trip for additional fresh produce. There is no enrollment or sign-up required. Food Bucks are printed on receipt paper and shoppers earn them at checkout when they pay for their groceries using SNAP.
About Food Bucks
- The Food Bucks program makes fresh fruits and vegetables more affordable to shoppers using SNAP at 45 locations in the Pittsburgh region, including farmers and mobile markets, corner stores and supermarkets.
- In addition to increasing fresh produce purchases for participating shoppers, the program directly contributes to the sustainability of the regional food economy by boosting revenue for local growers, food producers, and business owners.
- For a full list of sites and additional program details, visit The Food Trust.
- The Food Bucks program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as part of efforts to provide greater access to fresh fruits and vegetables for shoppers who use SNAP.
- Additional partners on the Food Bucks program include: Just Harvest, the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, and Adagio Health.
*There is a $10 cap on earnings per transaction.