SNAP + Senior Discounts

SNAP benefits

East End Food Co-op accepts SNAP/ACCESS. As a courtesy to seniors, anyone 62 or older receives a 5% discount on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All ACCESS card holders qualify for Food Bucks (see below for more information).

A note to our senior shoppers — you probably look younger than you are because you eat a healthy diet. Please don’t be shy about reminding your cashier that you’re entitled to a senior discount!

How does ACCESS work for SNAP beneficiaries?

All SNAP beneficiaries in the state of Pennsylvania are given an ACCESS card, which enables household residents to use their benefits through the EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) system. At the time of purchase, the beneficiary will swipe their ACCESS card and enter their PIN number (a unique personal identification number known only by the cardholder). The SNAP funds will then be deducted from the appropriate account to pay for SNAP-eligible items. If insufficient funds exist in the account, the transaction will not be completed.

Do I qualify for SNAP?

Eligibility for SNAP benefits is determined by several factors. The best way to see if you qualify is to apply.

How do I apply for SNAP?

You can apply online using the State of Pennsylvania’s COMPASS website at www.compass.state.pa.us. You may also apply by sending an application (which can be downloaded and printed from the COMPASS website) to your local county public assistance office.

Food Bucks

Fresh fruits and vegetables are now more affordable for shoppers who use SNAP benefits at the East End Food Co-op. Through a partnership with The Food Trust, a non-profit dedicated to ensuring everyone has access to nutritious, affordable food, shoppers who use SNAP will earn a $2 Food Buck coupon for every $5 they spend on fresh produce. Food Bucks can be used on a subsequent shopping trip for additional fresh produce. There is no enrollment or sign-up required. Food Bucks are printed on receipt paper, and shoppers earn them at checkout when they pay for their groceries using SNAP. There is a $10 earnings cap per transaction.
earn free fruits and vegetables

Discount categories Discount
Member (daily) 2%
Member (once quarterly) 10%
Senior (62+, Tuesdays and Thursdays only.) 5% (courtesy)