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Get Extra Food with Good Food Bucks in New Jersey!

Get Extra Food with Good Food Bucks in New Jersey!

The Good Food Bucks program in New Jersey can help you get more food with your food benefits! If you shop with SNAP EBT benefits at participating retailers, you can automatically earn free Good Food Bucks that you can use to purchase eligible food items!

If you’re a low income shopper, you’re already painfully aware that you never get enough food stamps to actually eat. It’s important to know how to stretch those benefits, which is why we love reporting on programs like this!

While you’re here, don’t forget to check out our list of New Jersey EBT discounts as well!

What is Good Food Bucks?

Good Food Bucks is New Jersey’s version of the nationwide Double Up Food Bucks movement. This organization seeks to support low income shoppers and farmers by doubling a certain amount of SNAP benefits every time someone uses them at a participating location.

The program is sponsored by City Green, an urban farming and gardening organization in Clifton, New Jersey. The program is partially funded by the nutrition incentive program that the federal government has authorized to encourage low income shoppers to purchase healthy foods.

Who is eligible for Good Food Bucks?

Good Food Bucks is available to all low income shoppers who receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

In certain cases, you can also use FMNP and SFMNP vouchers with the Good Food Bucks program too. Only some locations allow this, so it just depends on where you choose to shop.

How does this program work?

The program will provide a dollar-match for users who shop with food benefits. For every $1 you spend from your benefits, you’ll be given a free $1 to match it. There is often a daily limit to how many dollars you can match through this program.

When you shop at CSAs or stores, you’ll usually receive a 50% discount at the Point of Sale through these programs.

However, when you shop at a Farmers Market, you usually have to go to an Information Booth to exchange your benefits for tokens that you can spend with the market’s vendors.

If you speak to the cashier or market manager of your chosen location, they should be able to provide you with additional information and instructions.

What locations offer Good Food Bucks?

If you’re looking for Good Food Bucks, there are many locations across the state that can help you! We’ll organize our list based on which locations accept which benefits.

SNAP-Only

As of 2023, these locations will double SNAP benefits. Most of the locations on this list do not accept other benefits for the doubling program.

  • Alstede Farms (Chester)
  • Asbury Fresh (Asbury Park)
  • Beth Greenhouse Farmers Market (Newark)
  • Blairstown Farmers Market (Blairstown)
  • City Green Farm Stands & Veggie Mobile (Multiple Locations)
  • CROPS Markets (Linwood, Atlantic City, Pleasantville and Wildwood)
  • Hackensack Market (Hackensack)
  • Highland Park Framers Market (Highland Park)
  • Urban Farm Stand (Morristown)
  • Greenwood Ave Farmers Market (Trenton)
  • Down Bottom Farms (Newark)
  • Rosie’s Farm Market (Mullica Hill)
  • Greater Newark Conservancy Youth Farm Stands (Newark)
  • Montclair Community Farms (Montclair)
  • Montclair Farmers Market (Montclair)
  • Riverview Farmers Market (Jersey City)
  • Norz Hill Farm & Market (Hillsborough)
  • NDD Common Greens Farmers Market (Newark)
  • West Windsor Community Farmers Market (West Windsor)
  • East Orange Pop-Up Farmers Market (East Orange)
  • Princeton Farmers Market (Princeton)
  • ShopRite (Newark)
  • The Harvest @ New Hope Community Ministries (Prospect Park)
  • Wayne Farmers Market (Wayne)

WIC & SFMNP Benefits

There are only three locations that accept WIC & SFMNP Benefits.

  • City Green Farm Stands & Veggie Mobile (Multiple Locations)
  • Greenwood Ave Farmers Market (Trenton)
  • Montclair Farmers Market (Montclair)

Summary

Good Food Bucks is a program in New Jersey that helps low income shoppers get more food for their money. When you shop with SNAP, WIC or SFMNP benefits, you can get free credits that can be used to purchase healthy food at no extra cost. It’s a great way to stretch your food budget!

Nicole is the owner and lead researcher for Low Income Relief. She has over 20 years of professional research and writing experience, and she has been solely dedicated to investigating low income topics for the last 10 years. Nicole started Low Income Relief after a personal experience with poverty. When her husband was medically discharged from the US Army, their family experienced tremendous financial hardship. Nicole was able to gather help from multiple community agencies and move into a nearby low income housing unit in just two weeks! Since then, Nicole has been dedicated to helping low income families in crisis. She regularly spends hundreds of hours combing through countless resources to make sure that Low Income Relief has the most comprehensive and complete resource directories on the internet today. Prior to starting Low Income Relief, Nicole worked as a novelist, journalist, ghostwriter and content creator. Her work has been featured in various print and online publications, including USA Today, The Daily Herald, The Chronicle and more. Her work has also been featured by Google for Publishers and other leading industry publications.

Judith

Sunday 14th of January 2024

Was looking for this program closer to home . I live in Cumberland County New Jersey 08332

Catherine Marucci

Monday 15th of January 2024

Hi Judith. Have you called 211? They can usually guide you to local resources.