Fresh Bucks is a nutrition incentive program that provides the opportunity for individuals and families who utilize the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), recognized as Hoosier Works/EBT in Indiana, to purchase more fruits and vegetables from local farmers at participating Farmers Markets in Marion County and now at Safeway Food Stores. Fresh Bucks is part of the Double Up Indiana Network!
All donations that are provided to Fresh Bucks goes towards subsidizing the cost of the actual fruits and vegetables. Fresh Bucks is a TRIPLE win as families get to purchase healthier foods for their families, improve health outcomes, and support the local food economy.
If you are a farmer or food producer that grows and sells fruits, vegetables, herbs, and/or edible plants and sells at a farmers market, you could be eligible to accept Fresh Bucks. Learn what markets are distributing Fresh Bucks
We have a number of volunteer opportunities to help support our markets and the Fresh Bucks program. Opportunities include volunteering at the farmers market with SNAP transactions and Fresh Bucks distribution, creating recipes, providing food demonstrations, and more!
Fresh Bucks and Produce Rx is made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Program and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program. The Marion County Public Health Department, Chronic Disease Department is the central administrator of Fresh Bucks and Produce Rx throughout Marion County.