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In May 2015, Buy Fresh Buy Local of the Greater Lehigh Valley launched the first SNAP incentive program in the Lehigh Valley, funded by a USDA NIFA Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentives program. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called food stamps. LV Fresh Food Bucks provides matching funds (up to $10 per day) for people using SNAP benefits to buy more local fruits and vegetables at farmers markets, farm stands, the Eat Real Food Mobile Market, neighborhood corner stores and other retail locations. In 2017, BFBLGLV teamed up with Lehigh Valley Health Network, St. Luke’s University Health Network, the Kellyn Foundation and the Greater Easton Development Partnership to receive another FINI grant to expand the incentives program across the region.

 

LV Fresh Food Bucks not only provides our low-income community members with the freshest, most nutritionally dense food available, it creates additional revenue channels for our local farmers and keeps more money circulating in our local economy.

Find out more about BFBLGLV, our work to grow the local food economy and our other programming online at buylocalglv.org.

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BFBLGLV is a program of the Nurture Nature Center, a 501c3 organization working to build community resiliency to environmental risk by leveraging the power of informal science education, art-centered approaches to learning and community dialogue and networking.

 

Patrocinadores

Thank You for Your Support!

Our key program partners – working tirelessly to build healthy communities – include the Kellyn Foundation, Lehigh Valley Health Network, St. Luke’s University Health Network, and the Greater Easton Development Partnership.

The Fresh Food Bucks Advisory Board

Allison Czapp, Director,
Buy Fresh Buy Local of the Greater Lehigh Valley

 

Eric Ruth, CEO
Kellyn Foundation

 

Meagan Grega, M.D., Chief Medical Officer
Kellyn Foundation

 

Cathy Coyne, Director of Health Advocacy and Policy
LVHN

 

Hilda Rivera, Program Coordinator
Department of Community Health
LVHN

 

Todd Nemura, Healthy Living Program Coordinator
SLUHN

 

Dagny Danga-Storm, Nutritionist/Registered Dietician
SLUHN

 

Priscilla Rosado, Assistant Director for Food Access
United Way-GLV

 

If you are interested in becoming a funder or partner organization, please contact BFBLGLV Director Allison Czapp at allison@nurturenaturecenter.org or 610-253-4190.

 

Sponsors

Thank You for Your Support!

 

Our key program partners – working tirelessly to build healthy communities – include the Kellyn Foundation, Lehigh Valley Health Network, St. Luke’s University Health Network, and Greater Easton Development Partnership.

The Fresh Food Bucks Advisory Board

Allison Czapp, Director,
Buy Fresh Buy Local of the Greater Lehigh Valley

 

Eric Ruth, CEO
Kellyn Foundation

 

Meagan Grega, M.D., Chief Medical Officer
Kellyn Foundation

 

Cathy Coyne, Director of Health Advocacy and Policy
LVHN

 

Hilda Rivera, Program Coordinator
Department of Community Health
LVHN

 

Todd Nemura, Healthy Living Program Coordinator
SLUHN

 

Dagny Danga-Storm, Nutritionist/Registered Dietician
SLUHN

 

Priscilla Rosado, Assistant Director for Food Access
United Way-GLV

 

If you are interested in becoming a funder or partner organization, please contact BFBLGLV Director Allison Czapp at allison@nurturenaturecenter.org or 610-253-4190.

 

About

In May 2015, Buy Fresh Buy Local of the Greater Lehigh Valley launched the first SNAP incentive program in the Lehigh Valley, funded by a USDA NIFA Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentives program. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called food stamps. LV Fresh Food Bucks provides matching funds (up to $10 per day) for people using SNAP benefits to buy more local fruits and vegetables at farmers markets, farm stands, the Eat Real Food Mobile Market, neighborhood corner stores and other retail locations. In 2017, BFBLGLV teamed up with Lehigh Valley Health Network, St. Luke’s University Health Network, the Kellyn Foundation and the Greater Easton Development Partnership to receive another FINI grant to expand the incentives program across the region.

 

LV Fresh Food Bucks not only provides our low-income community members with the freshest, most nutritionally dense food available, it creates additional revenue channels for our local farmers and keeps more money circulating in our local economy.

Find out more about BFBLGLV, our work to grow the local food economy and our other programming online at buylocalglv.org.

fresh-food-bucks-about

BFBLGLV is a program of the Nurture Nature Center, a 501c3 organization working to build community resiliency to environmental risk by leveraging the power of informal science education, art-centered approaches to learning and community dialogue and networking.

 

Cómo Funciona

Whether you enjoy shopping at a farmers’ market, farm stand, the Eat Real Food Mobile Market or your neighborhood corner store, LV Fresh Food Bucks are easy to use! All locations let you earn Fresh Food Bucks that you can use immediately. For farmers markets operating a market-wide EBT system, visit the info tent to buy SNAP tokens and get an equal amount of Fresh Food Bucks tokens free! Tokens never expire so you can use them throughout the season. At other locations, your Fresh Food Bucks will be applied as you check out.

How it Works

Whether you enjoy shopping at a farmers’ market, farm stand, the Eat Real Food Mobile Market or your neighborhood corner store, LV Fresh Food Bucks are easy to use! All locations let you earn Fresh Food Bucks that you can use immediately. For farmers markets operating a market-wide EBT system, visit the info tent to buy SNAP tokens and get an equal amount of Fresh Food Bucks tokens free! Tokens never expire so you can use them throughout the season. At other locations, your Fresh Food Bucks will be applied as you check out.

Locations

Use Lehigh Valley Fresh Food Bucks at these participating locations.

Ubicaciones

Use Lehigh Valley Fresh Food Bucks en estas ubicaciones participantes.

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