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Healthy Bucks Returns to Help Stretch Produce Budgets

May 11, 2018 – The incentive program that allows SC SNAP recipients to double their SNAP dollars to
purchase more fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets or from participating farmers
returns this summer. Administered by the South Carolina Department of Social Services, the Healthy
Bucks Incentive Program features 30 vendors in 20 counties this year. One of our many goals is to
provide accessibility and additional benefits to our clients in obtaining healthy, local and non-locally grown
nutritious foods.

The program is available to all SC SNAP EBT clients. Clients can go to a participating farmer or farmers
market and make an EBT purchase of at least $5. Upon making the purchase, the client will receive $10
in Healthy Bucks tokens to purchase additional fresh fruits and vegetables. Clients are able to receive the
$10 incentive (1) once per market day.

To check locations, click here. 

Notes

  • SNAP recipients who purchase at least $5 of goods with their SNAP EBT card, will receive $10 in
    Healthy Bucks tokens.
  • SNAP recipients can receive additional fresh fruits and vegetables with their tokens.
  • The program is for SNAP recipients only.
  • The tokens can only be used to redeem fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • The tokens can be redeemed the same day or at a later date, depending on the farmer and the
    farmers markets days and hours of operation, or seasonal month. 

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights
regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in
or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, natural origin,
sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity
conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g.
Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local)
where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may
contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information
may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint
Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA
office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the
form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter
to USDA by:


(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

You may also file a complaint of discrimination by contacting DSS. Write DSS Office of Civil Rights, P.O.
Box 1520, Columbia, S.C. 29202-1520; or call (800) 311-7220 or (803) 898-8080 or TTY: (800) 311-7219.

USDA is an equal opportunity providers and employers.

This project has been funded at least in part with Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
For food assistance visit the DSS website at: http:/dss.sc.gov/content/customers/food/index.aspx.