Eating fruits and vegetables each day is important for your health. Massachusetts' Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) helps you buy more fruits and vegetables for your household. Weymouth's Family to Family Program helps you buy more of everything else.
Step 1: Healthy Incentive Program
The Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) is a statewide initiative that matches each SNAP dollar spent on targeted fruits and vegetables at participating farmers' market farms. An equal amount of money, up to a monthly limit, is instantly credited back to a shopper's SNAP account at the time of purchase. Shoppers can use this extra benefit right away or save it for another shopping trip later.
Step 2: Farm to Family Program
In addition to HIP, SNAP and Food Pantry shoppers can DOUBLE their dollars at the Weymouth Farmers Market up to an additional $20 per market through Weymouth's Farm to Family (Token) Program. Shoppers participate in the program by swiping a credit, debit, or EBT card in exchange for wooden tokens that act like currency at the market. SNAP and Food Pantry shoppers receive double their dollars back in wooden tokens, up to the $20 limit. Tokens never expire, so shoppers can keep what they don't use for more shopping later. [*]
Weymouth's Farm to Family Program is a cooperative project between the Town of Weymouth and Weymouth Food Pantry. In 2019, the Farm to Family Program helped families in need purchase $5,725 in fresh, local food. Nearly half was purchased using match dollars generously funded by the Weymouth Food Pantry.
[*] SNAP and Food Pantry tokens may be used only for the purchase of SNAP-eligible food at the Weymouth Farmers Market. Tokens are not redeemable for cash or change. A minimum $2.50 transaction amount applies.