Yolo County Bonus Bucks

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Yolo Bonus Bucks is a Pilot Program in Yolo County funded by a  USDA FINI Grant. The purpose of the program is to make fruits and vegetables more affordable for Yolo County CalFresh clients. CalFresh clients will receive a 50% discount on eligible fruits and vegetables at local retail partner locations.

 

Yolo Bonus Bucks Gives CalFresh Clients 50% Off Fruit and Vegetables!

Through funding from the USDA, the Bonus Bucks Program will give Yolo County CalFresh (SNAP) recipients 50% off eligible fresh, frozen, dried, and canned fruit and vegetable items when they shop at our local partner retail locations. 

Use the Bonus Bucks Discount Card with your EBT Card and Stretch Your CalFresh DollarsBonus Bucks Card

Yolo Bonus Bucks Discount Cards will be mailed out in late October to all CalFresh clients in Yolo County. These are scannable plastic cards, similar to gift cards. Cashiers at our partner retailer locations will scan the Bonus Bucks Discount Card at the register in order to apply the discount.  (Cashiers cannot manually apply the discount; clients must present their Yolo Bonus Bucks Card, along with their EBT card, in order to recieve the discount.) The maximum discount amount is $30.00 per purchase. The Yolo Bonus Bucks Discount Card is only for use by Yolo County CalFresh clients, and the discount only works when clients pay with their EBT cards

Shop Now at Our Partner Retailer Locations and Save!

Yolo County is partnering with four local retail locations to offer this discount. 

Retailer Chart

Only the specified locations above are participating in the program. The Bonus Bucks discount card will not work at these retailers' other locations. 

The Bonus Bucks Program is a temporary pilot program with a limited amount of funding. This program will go from November 1 – December 31, 2015, or until funding runs out. Yolo County will update this website and send out notifications to all CalFresh clients if the program ends early. 

Knights Landing Mobile Farm Stand

The Yolo Bonus Bucks Pilot Program aldo includes a rural initiative to increase availability and consumption of fruits and vegetables among CalFresh clients in Knights Landing. Partnering with the Center for Land-Based Learning and Hearty Fork Farm, a Mobile Farm Stand will be set up at Sci-Tech Academy in Knights Landing twice a month, offering a variety of produce. The stand is open to the public from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on November 12 and 19 and December 10 and 17, and will accept EBT and Yolo Bonus Bucks discount cards.


Tell Us What You Think!

We need your feedback to ensure that our program is successful. Please help us assess and improve the Yolo Bonus Bucks Program by participating in our survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BX2QZDW


Additional Information

How to Apply for CalFresh Benefits http://www.yolocounty.org/health-human-services/employment-social-services/calfresh-formerly-food-stamps-copy

Healthy Recipes and Meal Ideas
http://recipefinder.nal.usda.gov 

Information about the FINI Grant Program (Bonus Bucks Funding Source)
http://nifa.usda.gov/program/food-insecurity-nutrition-incentive-fini-grant-program


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