Through our Slow Food Bucks “Veggie Voucher” Program it is our initiative to make local healthy food more accessible and affordable to low income and food-insecure members of our community. “Veggie Vouchers” are farmers market currency given out via educational programs and cooking classes by St. John’s Medical Center to patients with diet-related chronic illnesses like diabetes, and by the Jackson Cupboard and One22 to families who suffer from food-insecurity.
Vouchers and SNAP Benefits can then be redeemed for Slow Food bucks, worth double the value, for food purchases at The People’s Market and Slow Food Farm Stand.
“Veggie Vouchers” can also be redeemed at Sweet Cheeks Meats, and at Vertical Harvest.
Contact St. Johns Medical Center Diabetes Programto sign up for “Veggie Vouchers.”