Schlafly SNAP 2 It Campaign
This year, the Schlafly Farmers Market partnered with Wholesome Wave to secure a Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) Grant. The grant will supplement their SNAP 2 It campaign, which matches SNAP (food stamp) dollars to double the amount recipients are able to spend at local farmers markets.
FINI Grants are awarded to programs that offer incentives for SNAP recipients to shop at local farmers markets, which makes it a great fit for the SNAP 2 It campaign.
The FINI Grant will be divided over three years to provide a matching program for those using their SNAP dollars to purchase food at local markets. The matching program only applies to fruits and vegetables, but SNAP dollars can always be used to buy meats, eggs, seeds, and other produce at local farmers markets.
The FINI Grant participating markets are as follows:
Tower Grove Market
Tower Grove Park
4256 Magnolia Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
Saturdays 8 a.m. – noon., mid-April – November
Contact: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Webster Groves Market
Gazebo Park, 4 E Lockwood Ave, Webster Groves, MO 63119
Thursdays 3 – 6:30 p.m., May 7 – October 22
Contact: 314-963-5696 x5888; email@example.com
7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood, MO 63143
Wednesdays 4 – 7 p.m., April – October
North City – Saturday Market
2700 North 14th Street, St. Louis, MO 63106
Saturdays 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., June 7 – October 18
Contact: Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314.241.5031 x102.
International Institute – Saturday Market (West End Farmers Market)
Delmar Blvd & DeBaliviere Ave, St Louis, MO 63112
Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., May – October 17
Contact: Charlie McIntosh at email@example.com or call (314) 773-9090 x128
Cherokee Street Market
2647 Cherokee, St. Louis, MO 63118
Fridays 4 – 7 p.m., June 6 – October 17
EarthDance Farms at Ferguson Farmers Market
20 South Florissant Street, Ferguson, MO 63135
Saturdays, 8 a.m. – noon
The FINI Grants were part of the 2014 Farm Bill and provide $100 million in competitive grant funds to be distributed over the next four years.
The St. Louis Area Foodbank will be conducting SNAP outreach at the participating farmers markets throughout the year. If you, or someone you know, needs assistance signing up for SNAP benefits please contact our SNAP Outreach Coordinators