On Saturday March 23rd, the Clearwater Gateway Farmers Market will begin EBT Double Dollar Days, during which SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called food stamps) recipients can use their EBT cards to receive double the amount of their food purchases.
Families who are looking to stretch their SNAP dollars will see their food benefits increase when the Clearwater Gateway Farmers Market begins offering “Double Dollars” on Saturday, March 23rd.
At the Gateway market, thanks to an anonymous local donor, $10 in SNAP dollars will buy $20 of eligible foods at vendor booths. Gateway Dollars can be obtained at the market information booth and may only be used at the Gateway Market. Eligible foods include fruits, vegetables, breads, dairy, honey, jam and more.
There’s a limit of $10 in bonus Gateway Dollars allowed, which will double to $20 in purchases.
For Example, if you charge $10 to your SNAP card, we’ll give you $10 in Double Dollars.
$10 + $10 =$20 to spend at the Gateway Market! Gateway Dollars may be purchased in denominations of $1, $3 or $5 and are only accepted at vendors whose signage identifies that they accept them.
The Gateway (www.MyClearwaterMarket.com) is held from 9 am to 2 pm on the 1200 block of Cleveland St. just east of Missouri Ave. The market focuses on international, culturally diverse foods, arts, crafts and entertainment.
SNAP/EBT at the Clearwater Gateway Farmers Market was assisted by the Pinellas County Health Department’s Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) grant to encourage healthier food choices and more physical activity.
SNAP is a U.S. Department of Agriculture program that provides food to more than 46 million Americans each month. For information about SNAP benefits, including how to apply, go to www.fns.usda.gov/snap. For information about the Pinellas County Health Department, go to www.PinellasHealth.com.
The Clearwater Gateway Farmers Market is a partnership between the City of Clearwater, the Pinellas County Health Department’s Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) grant, the InterCultural Advocacy Institute, and Pinellas County Health & Human Services. Current sponsors include Greektown Grille, The Law Firm of Francisco D. Coll, and Pinellas Community Foundation.
Clearwater Gateway Farmers Market
When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2013
Where: Cleveland Street east of Missouri Avenue
Parking: Fifth Third Bank, 1150 Cleveland St., Greektown Grille (1230 Cleveland Street), and Maxa Enterprises (1275 Cleveland Street).
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, (727) 776-7932, or myclearwatermarket.com