You do not have to be on SNAP to be eligible for Fair Food Pricing. AdkAction uses United Way’s ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) income thresholds as a guide for Fair Food Pricing eligibility. ALICE households earn more than the Federal Poverty Level, but less than they need to afford a basic survival budget.
Household income thresholds are as follows:
Single Adult – $22,944
Two Adults – $35,676
Single Adult, One or more children in child care – $50,340
Single Adult, One or more school-aged children – $44,064
Two Adults, Two or more school-aged Children – $56,796
Two Adults, One or more in child care and one or more school-aged children – $63,072
Two Adults, Two or more in child care – $69,348
Single Senior – $26,076
Two Seniors – $41,088
For each additional adult in the household – add $12,732
Sign up for Fair Food Pricing here
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal program, formerly known as “food stamps” that helps millions of low-income Americans put food on the table every year. SNAP provides families with their basic nutritional needs to get them through temporary hard times.
To get SNAP benefits, you must apply in the state in which you currently live and you must meet certain requirements, including resource and income limits. You can check eligibility and apply at ny.gov – it takes about 60 minutes to complete the application.
SNAP Guidelines and Sign-Up
Once you qualify for SNAP you will receive an EBT card. The EBT card looks like a debit card, and can be used to pay for groceries at participating stores, including the Hub on the Hill and the Keeseville Farmacy.
SNAP recipients are eligible to sign up for another program called “Double Up Food Bucks” to get additional funds to bring home more produce at participating farm vendors and at farmers markets. The program matches the value of SNAP spent on locally grown fruits and vegetables, up to $20 per day. For example, if you spend $10 from your SNAP EBT Card at a participating farmers market or mobile market, Double Up Food Bucks gives you another $10 to buy fresh fruits and veggies grown in New York State.
If you are eligible, we can help you sign up for Double Up Food Bucks during Fair Food Pricing enrollment.
The Hub on the Hill, in Essex, New York, is the first local food vendor that will accept Fair Food pricing. Visit their site to order Farm Fresh Packages full of locally produced food, delivered to your door weekly. These packages are available to anyone, with special incentives for those who need a little extra help.
The contents of Fresh Farm Packages vary from week to week, and can be ordered in two basic versions:
- Farm Fresh Package with Prepared Meals generally contains one frozen entree, a half loaf of bread, a dozen eggs, local in-season fruits, local in-season vegetables, yogurt, and one additional local specialty product.
- Farm Fresh Package with fresh ingredients, for those who prefer to cook, generally contains a half loaf of bread, 12 eggs, one in-season fruit, three in-season vegetables, yogurt, one portion of cheese, and 2 lbs frozen meat of the week (beef, pork, chicken, etc).
Where is the delivery route?
Farm Fresh Packages are currently available for home delivery on either Wednesday or Thursday along the following routes:
About the Hub on the Hill: Inspired and formed around the spirit of collaboration, our mission is to strengthen local supply chains, expand access to nutritious, local food and create regenerative systems in order to give back to the land and people that help sustain us all.