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BONUS BUCKS NUTRITION INCENTIVES
13.9 percent of Rhode Islanders live in poverty, and nearly 30 percent of Providence residents live below the poverty line (US Census Bureau). People affected by poverty can be more at risk for obesity and diet-related disease. To help address this, we provide nutrition incentives in the form of Bonus Bucks to low-income families at farmers markets across the state — helping farmers sell more local foods and making fresh, nutritious options more accessible.
In Bonus Bucks distributed to SNAP shoppers at Farm Fresh RI farmers markets since 2009
Shoppers increased their ability to buy fresh fruits and vegetables with Bonus Bucks in 2016
In Bonus Bucks provided to low-income customers across all RI farmers markets in 2016