Saturday Morning Market partners with SNAP to feed families in need

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The Saturday Morning Market is a beloved staple in the St. Pete community. An eclectic mix of food purveyors, farmers, and artists gather for a celebration of local flavor. The massive event has just recently transitioned to a pre-order, drive-thru format, but that hasn’t inhibited organizers from reaching the community, and helping those most in need. That help begins with SNAP.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.

The Saturday Morning Market accepts SNAP. Benefits and incentives include a 1:1 match for FL grown fruits and vegetables up to $20; and you can take $20 from your EBT card and have $40 to spend; or take $5, get $10.

A new program this summer is allowing for unlimited “Fresh Access Bucks” matching. You SNAP, they match. Enjoy bountiful access to the absolute best produce in the region.

This type of aid comes at an imperative time of uncertainty. We’re beyond thrilled to see the famous outdoor farmers market do its part to support families right now in St. Petersburg.

Follow the Saturday Morning Market on Facebook and Instagram for updates on available sweets, and participating vendors.

Make sure to get your market order in by Wednesday night online for pickup on Saturday.

How the Saturday Morning Market ordering process works:

Customers must place their orders between 5pm on Monday, and 11pm on Wednesday for a Saturday morning pickup between 9am-11am.

You must bring a printed or phone receipt with you to the pickup! If you don’t get a receipt, email and request one.

If you participate in SNAP, you must show a purchase receipt. SNAP transactions from your card will be handled at Market entry with tokens, as usual. Incentives can be used.

SNAP users should stop at the SNAP/Red Tent on Saturday Morning to get tokens and incentives at pickup.

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Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is the Editor of ilovetheburg.com. Follow him on Twitter @harlanyoungII and Instagram @harlanyoung. Send tips and potential stories to info@ilovetheburg.com.