Healthy Incentives Program (HIP)

Eating fruits and vegetables each day is important for your health. The Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) helps you buy more fruits and vegetables for your household.

How does HIP work?

We automatically enroll SNAP households in the Health Incentives Program (HIP).

Use your SNAP benefits at one of our HIP retailers to buy fruits and vegetables. You will receive $1 for each dollar you spend on eligible fruits and vegetables, up to a monthly limit. Our HIP retailers include approved:

  • Farmers' markets
  • Farm stands
  • Mobile markets
  • Community supported agriculture (CSA) farm share programs

Important: You must have a SNAP balance to earn the HIP benefits.

Your monthly cap is based on your household size. 

Household Size

HIP Monthly Cap

1-2 persons

$40

3-5 persons

$60

6+ persons

$80

Your receipt will show you the amount of SNAP dollars you earned after each HIP purchase. You can call the EBT customer service number at (800) 997-2555 to find out the HIP balance you earned that month.

You can save the HIP benefit you earn or use it right away.

For more information

If you are a SNAP client and want more information on HIP, call Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline at (800) 645-8333.

To find a list of HIP retailers, visit the MassGrown Map.

To become a SNAP/HIP retailer, contact the retailers call-line at (888) 987-4487.

To learn how to include fruits and vegetables into your meals,  visit www.mahealthyfoodsinasnap.org.

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