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How to Double Your Food Benefits in Rhode Island

How to Double Your Food Benefits in Rhode Island

You can get a 50% discount when you shop at certain markets with your SNAP food benefits in Rhode Island! This program is designed to help low income residents get more food while also helping support local farmers – it’s a win win!

If you’re looking for ways to stretch your food benefits in this state, you’re not alone. The Rhode Island Public Health Institute estimates that one in eight Rhode Islanders are food insecure or lack adequate access to nutritious food. This is a huge problem… but we’ve found programs that can help!

In this article, we’ll talk about the programs that are available to you, explain who is eligible to use them and what you need to do.

Bonus Bucks

The Bonus Bucks program provides a dollar-matching benefit when you shop at participating markets. For every dollar you spend, you can get an extra dollar in free fruits, vegetables and herbs!

Who is eligible for Bonus Bucks?

Bonus Bucks are available to anyone who shops with SNAP food benefits at a participating market.

The program does not appear to have any additional requirements.

How does Bonus Bucks work?

If you shop at the Mobile Market, you’ll receive a 50% discount on your fruits and vegetables when you pay with EBT.

If you shop at any other participating market, then you will need to visit the welcome table or information tent to get started. You’ll swipe your EBT card and tell them how much you want to spend. They’ll hand you tokens equal to the amount you paid for, which can be used to buy any EBT eligible items from vendors at the market. You’ll also get a second set of free tokens that can only be used to purchase fruits and vegetables.

Where can I use Bonus Bucks?

Bonus Bucks are available at certain markets operated by Farm Fresh Rhode Island. We have alphabetized the list by city for your convenience.

BristolMount Hope Farm Farmers Market250 Metacom Ave Bristol RI 02809
Central FallsFarm Fresh Central Falls Farmers Market621 Dexter St Central Falls RI 02863
CranstonPawtuxet Village Farmers Market60 Rhodes Place Cranston RI 02905
East GreenwichGoddard Park Farmers Market1095 Ives Rd East Greenwich RI 02818
HarrisvilleBurrilville75 Tinkham Lane Harrisville RI 02830
JohnstonAfrican Alliance of RI Pop-Up Farmers Market1583 Hartford Ave Johnston RI 02919
KingstownSouth Kingstown Farmers Market25 W Independence Way Kingstown RI 02881
MiddletownAquidneck Growers Market25 Enterprise Drive Middletown RI 02842
NewportAquidneck Growers Market120 Hillside Ave Newport RI 02840
PawktucketChildren’s Friend Pop-Up Market500 Prospect St Pawtucket RI 02860
PawtucketThe Guild461 Main St Pawtucket RI 02860
ProvidenceFarm Fresh Neutaconkanut Park Farmers Market675 Plainfield St Providence RI 02909
ProvidenceFarm Fresh Providence Farmers Market10 Sims Ave Providence RI 02909
ProvidenceHope Street Farmers Market1015 Hope St Providence RI 02906
ProvidenceChildren’s Friend Pop-Up Market350 Point St Providence RI 02903
ProvidenceFarm Fresh Broad Street Farmers Market807 Broad St Providence RI 02907
ProvidenceSankofa World Market275 Elmwood Ave Providence RI 02907
ProvidenceAfrican Alliance of RI Saturday Pop-Ups:(multiple locations)
ProvidenceFarm Fresh Armory Park Farmers Market85 Parade St Providence RI 02909
WarrenSchoolyard Market by Hope & Main691 Main St Warren RI 02885
WarwickWestbay Farm Farmstand1351 Centerville Rd Warwick RI 02886
West WarwickFarm Fresh West Warwick Farmers Market186 Providence St West Warwick RI 02893
WoonsocketFarm Fresh Woonsocket Farmers MarketJohn A. Cummings Way at Clinton St. Woonsocket RI 02895

Food on the Move

Food on the Move is a nutrition incentive program organized by the Rhode Island Public Health Institute. This program provides a 50% discount on fresh fruits and vegetables when you pay with your SNAP food benefits!

Who is eligible for Food on the Move?

In order to be eligible for Food on the Move, you have to be a Rhode Island resident shopping with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits.

You also have to shop at a participating market, as described below.

How does Food on the Move work?

Food on the Move operates a few mobile produce markets. These are basically farm stands on wheels, big vans full of food that travel to different areas around Providence.

When you shop at one of these mobile markets and pay with your SNAP benefits, you’ll receive a 50% discount at the point of sale (up to $25 off per day). Many other nutrition incentive programs give you vouchers or tokens equal to your purchase price, but this program keeps it easy by discounting your purchase when you pay for it.

The people who work at the mobile market are bilingual, so they can talk to you in your preferred language.

If you are a new customer, you will also be asked to sign up for a loyalty card. The loyalty card gives you a point for every $2 you spend at the market. After you earn 100 points, you’ll get an extra $5 off your next purchase!

Where can I use Food on the Move?

In order to get your EBT discount from Food on the Move, you have to buy your fruits and vegetables from their mobile market. You can find their schedule on their website.


Both Bonus Bucks and Food on the Move can help you double your food benefits in Rhode Island. If you are looking for ways to get more food with your food stamps, this is a great way to do it! There are markets all over Rhode Island that will give you extra fruits and vegetables when you shop with your SNAP EBT card.

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.