Lincoln Square Farmers Market LINK Program
What is LINK / SNAP?
The USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps low income people and families buy the food they need for good health. Benefits are provided on the Illinois Link Card - an electronic card that is accepted at most grocery stores. The program is managed by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the United States Department of Agriculture. The Department of Human Services administers the program in Illinois.
How to Use LINK / SNAP at the Lincoln Square Farmers Market
- Once you have decided to shop with a participating vendor, let them know you will be purchasing from them using your LINK/SNAP card.
- They will provide a receipt for the products you wish to purchase.
- Take the receipt to the LSRCC LINK/SNAP tent. We will process your payment and mark the receipt paid. If you desire a receipt of your transaction we can provided that via text or email. NO paper receipts available.
- Return your PAID receipt to the vendor and they will provide you with your purchases.
How to Receive & Use LINK UP Illinois Benefits
Lincoln Square Farmers Market is participating in the LINK Match Grant Program. We will match, dollar for dollar, up to $25 per swipe of your card in LINK Up Vouchers. These vouchers can be used for fruits and vegetables ONLY. Spend these as you would cash with LINK participating vendors