Eating fruits and vegetables each day is important for your health. HIP helps you buy more fruits and vegetables for your household. This program is scheduled to run through the summer of 2018 but may change at any time…click here for information on the MA.gov website.
MA HIP will match SNAP recipients’ purchases of local fruits and vegetables at participating local Farmers’ Markets, Farm Stands, Mobile Markets & CSA [Community Supported Agriculture] farm share programs. Spend your SNAP dollars on farm-fresh fruits and vegetables at participating HIP retailers and have the amount of your purchase instantly added back to your EBT card!
The Needham Farmers’ Market on Sundays, 12 noon – 4 p.m. in front of Needham Town Hall is a participating location. Click here to find other locations.
Your monthly benefit depends on your household size. 1-2 family members can earn up to $40 per month; 3-5 members $60, and households with 6 or more members can earn up to $80.