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Food Access

We increase access to farm-fresh, local fruits, and vegetables for individuals and families who use nutrition assistance benefits, like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Women, Infants and Children (WIC).

Why is Food Access Important?

15% of people in Central Texas experience food insecurity. Systemic barriers to accessing affordable fresh fruits and vegetables have created a food system that fails to meet basic community needs.

Our programs are a Win-Win-Win scenario that helps:

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Individuals and Families

We provide SNAP and WIC incentives that double the amount of benefits individuals and families can spend on local fruits and vegetables.

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Local Farmers

We help increase sales for local farmers by providing access to a new customer base.

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Our Local Economy

We help stimulate our local economy by encouraging spending of federal benefits with local businesses.

Learn More About Our Food Access Work

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Double Up Food Bucks

We match SNAP, WIC and FMNP benefits at farmers’ markets and mobile markets throughout Austin.

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WIC Voucher Program

This seasonal program provides WIC participants with vouchers to spend at participating farmers’ markets.

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Support for Fresh for Less Mobile Markets

In partnership with the City of Austin, we conduct outreach and nutrition education for Farmshare Austin’s mobile markets, increasing access to local food. Learn more at Farmshare Austin >>


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