SNAP: Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program
There are many positives to buying your groceries here at the Market with your SNAP dollars. Not only is there a huge variety of produce and other food available but you can be sure that the food is healthy and nutritious for you and your family. It is easy to redeem your SNAP tokens at the front desk and the vendors are friendly and ready to answer any of your questions. If you aren’t sure what SNAP is or if you are eligible please follow this link and find more resources through Virginia Hunger Solutions.
The Lynchburg Community Market offers a token program that allows SNAP beneficiaries the opportunity to shop for fresh, local, fruits, vegetables, meat, cheese, and any other eligible items right here at the Market. The SNAP card is swiped for a dollar amount at the customer service window, and the recipient is given tokens that can be redeemed with eligible vendors at the Market. The tokens can be spent Tuesday-Saturday from 7 am – 2 pm. There is no limit to the number of tokens that can be used at the Market.
The Cheese Shop, Lorraine Bakery, and Grains of Sense Coffee Roastery (“vendor page links” for each of the names) also accept tokens throughout the week for eligible items. Many of the local produce and food vendors accept SNAP tokens on Wednesdays, with the largest and best variety of SNAP eligible items being sold on Saturdays throughout the year. SNAP tokens can be purchased at the Customer Service Window on both Wednesdays and Saturdays, beginning at 9:00 am on Wednesdays, and 7:00 am on Saturdays.
To know who accepts who accepts SNAP tokens please look for the SNAP sign at vendor booths, and receive a complete list of vendors at the Customer Service Window or visit our Vendor Pages.
Temporarily Suspended: Double Your Dollars
The Double Bucks program has been suspended while searching out more community donations. Give us a call or check back regularly to find out when it returns so you can get more produce when you use your EBT CARD at the Lynchburg Community Market. How it works:
- Visit – Come to the Lynchburg Community Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
- Swipe – Swipe your EBT card for SNAP tokens at the Customer Service Window, which opens at 9 am on Wednesdays and 7 am on Saturdays.
- Double – Your EBT swipe will be matched dollar for dollar up to $25 per person per day.
- Shop – Choose from a variety of vendors accepting SNAP tokens.
- Enjoy – Take the produce home and make something delicious! We also have a variety of events from cooking demonstrations to kids programs to live music. Find out more by visiting our Calendar of Events.
Double Bucks are made possible through generous donations from:
Drs. Teresa and Robert Brennan
T1DE (Type One Diabetes Experience)
Dr. & Mrs. Christopher and Patricia Webb
Dr. Rachel Gagen – F. Read Hopkins Pediatrics
Lynchburg Host Lions Club