How to Use SNAP, WIC Project Fresh and other Benefits at City Market Bay City

May 19, 2017 • 0 comments

Part of City Market’s mission is to bring high-quality, locally-grown foods to all the people of Bay County and the Great Lakes Bay region. We strive to make sure our vendors can accept and honor as many forms of payment as possible, including benefits like SNAP, Double Up Food Bucks and Project Fresh.

7 Things to Know about SNAP and Other Benefits at City Market

When you come to City Market in Bay City, using these benefits is a pretty straightforward process. Here’s what you need to know about how to use them to get the freshest, healthiest meats and produce around:

    1. Participating City Market vendors directly accept EBT cards in their booths. This works just like it would in any grocery store.
    2. Just like the grocery store, not all items can be purchased with SNAP benefits. Your vendor can clarify which eligible food items may be purchased on your EBT card if you need assistance.
    3. Each SNAP purchase made through vendors which use City Market’s Mobile Market+ system will have Double Up Food Bucks calculated automatically.
    4. The Bay City Farmer’s Market will be joining us on Wednesdays and Thursdays, just outside of City Market. The Bay City Farmer’s Market will continue to use the token system for SNAP and Double Up Food Bucks.
    5. Tokens provided by the outdoor Bay City Farmer’s Market cannot be accepted inside City Market.
    6. City Market Bay City is approved to accept WIC Project Fresh as well as Senior Project Fresh. Eligible vendors can accept these coupons in their booths.
    7. City Market is in the process of attempting to obtain funding for the RX for Health program. When the funding is approved, we will update our website with the relevant information on how to use these benefits.

If you have any questions about using benefits at the market, don’t hesitate to speak with our vendors or one of our friendly City Market staff. If you’d like more information about applying for food assistance in Michigan, visit the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.