SNAP/EBT/HIP

HIP UPDATE

HIP  has been REINSTATED!

On May 23, 2018 the Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) was reinstated! 

Governor Baker signed into law a supplemental budget, passed by the Legislature, which included additional funding for HIP for the remainder of the State's Fiscal Year. This means that SNAP clients will earn HIP incentive benefits when they make qualified HIP purchases with an authorized retailer. At this time, SNAP clients will continue to earn a dollar-for-dollar incentive up to their household's monthly cap when making qualified HIP purchases.

The suspension of HIP was an unpleasant reality for many of our customers. The communities patience with the shifting foundation of the program has been greatly appreciated. Thank you for your continued support of the HIP program and the Brookline Farmers' Market.

Questions? Please call Project Bread, 1-800-645-8333. Hotline is available in multiple languages Monday- Friday 8 AM-7PM and Saturday 10AM-2PM.

For more information please visit the HIP WEBSITE or the MASS GROWN WEBSITE

 

SNAP/EBT ACCEPTED!

We are proud to accept SNAP (also formerly know as food stamps) at our Farmers' Market!

When SNAP customers will receive a dollar-for-dollar match, up to $10 per market. This allows customers to purchase up to $20 worth of healthy, fresh, and locally sourced food for only $10. The program provides families, seniors and individuals in need of food assistance the ability to purchase healthy and local food, and in turn helps our local farmers and food vendors. To help ensure we have the funds for this match, please consider making a donation. Your donation will directly provide healthy, local food to low-income households and make the Market more accessible to all. Our goal is to raise $5,000-$7,000!

Want to help us fund our SNAP Match program?  

Our match program is funded entirely by private donations. Every dollar helps, if you would like to see the SNAP Match program continue please donate now HERE! 

Thank you to the friends and family of the Brookline community who have already graciously donated to the SNAP program. The BFM is proud to be part of such a generous and caring community.

 

HOW TO USE SNAP/EBT

If you wish to use your SNAP / EBT card to shop at the market then you will need to come to the Market Info Booth to have us charge your card. In return we provide you with wooden tokens which allow you to shop at all food stands.  Each token is worth $2.00.

You will receive our $10.00 per week SNAP MATCH to double your dollars!  This Match is privately funded by the Brookline Farmers’ Market.

We cannot refund your card if you do not use all of your wooden tokens. You can however use them any week you want, all the way through the end of the market season.

HIP is run by the DTA (Department of Transitional Assistance).  Our SNAP MATCH is run by the Brookline Farmers’ Market. 

Please note - Our Info Booth staff and the HIP participating farms CANNOT assist you with questions you have about your SNAP /EBT card balances, forgotten PIN #s, or other problems.  For any problems with your cards you need to directly call the Department of Transitional Assistance at 1-877-382-2363