We believe real, good food should be accessible to all. That's why the WBF has partnered with two organizations to overcome accessibility issues to great food!
Market Bucks Program
Since 2015, the Market Bucks program has allowed households on SNAP to stretch their EBT spending at farmers' markets in Minnesota. Funded by the Minnesota State Legislature, Market Bucks matches EBT spending dollar-for-dollar, up to $10, each time a customer on SNAP visits a participating farmers market. In 2021, SNAP users in Minnesota spent a record $410,646 in SNAP/EBT dollars at their farmers market and received an additional $208,346 to shop for SNAP-eligible food items with.
Food Shelf Collaboration
The Wabasha Area Food Share has a mission to provide nutritious food to our neighbors in need. Although the Food Share primarily provides food assistance for residents of the Wabasha/Kellogg area, all residents of Minnesota are welcome to visit. The Food Share may be used on a one-time basis, a regular monthly or weekly basis or as needed throughout the year. We believe in the importance of protecting privacy and dignity, and in serving with respect and integrity.