Many families in Philadelphia have limited access to affordable, nutritious food. At Greensgrow, we are committed to growing healthy communities. In 2013, we introduced our SNAP Box Program, an affordable option for SNAP-eligible families who want access to fruits and vegetables on a regular, weekly basis. In 2016 we were able to increase accessibility by running the program through the winter season. Now known as the SNAP Share, in 2017, we have incorporated the program into the Greensgrow CSA program.
With the SNAP Share, we aim to break down some of the barriers (financial, logistical, and educational) many families face in making healthy choices. Through our efforts, we work to create a more equitable food system and continue supporting our local farms and farmers.
The share is all locally grown, seasonal, and fresh; 5 veggies + 1 fruit weekly (24 weeks). Monthly shares cost $34.00 ($8.50 weekly) and members can pay using their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. For every $5 spent using SNAP benefits, members receive $2.00 in Philly Food Bucks which can be used to purchase more locally-grown produce at participating farmers markets. That means each month members can earn up $12.00 in Philly Food Bucks, helping their SNAP benefits stretch a bit further!
Interested in becoming a SNAP Share member? You only need to be eligible for SNAP benefits. Check your eligibility status by visiting this website or calling the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger’s SNAP benefits hotline at 215.430.0556.
The SNAP Share isn’t available at all of the locations. When you go to the sign up page choose either:
Greensgrow Farms, 2501 E. Cumberland Street, Kensington, Thursdays • 3pm–7pm
Greensgrow West, 5123 Baltimore Avenue, West Philadelphia, Fridays • 4pm–6:30pm
Bok Building, 1901 S. 9th Street, Southwark • Saturdays • 12–2pm
Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, 3509 Spring Garden Street, Mantua, Saturdays • 11am–1pm
On the sign up page, when you get to “Choose your payment plan” select “SNAP Shares”.
Sign up here!
The CSA & SNAP Share season begins the week of June 1 and ends the week of November 5th. If you would like to participate in the full season, sign up on or before May 21st to pickup the week of June 1st.
New this year: Once you agree to join our SNAP Share, you are committing to the entire season which runs for 24 weeks. We ask that SNAP Share members pay ahead for the full month. Payments are due according to the payment schedule below.
Greensgrow Farms: June 15th, July 13th, August 10th, September 14th, October 12th, November 9th
Greensgrow West: June 16th, July 14th, August 11th, September 15th, October 13th, November 10th
Bok Building: June 17th, July 15th, August 12th, September 16th, October 14th, November 11th
If you have questions about these guidelines, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215.427.2780 ext. 2