COME TO THE TAILGATE MARKET

tuesday
may 25 2021
3:30 – 6:30pm

and use the “code” // EVERYBODY’S GOTTA EAT // to get a free tote !!

WEST ASHEVILLE TAILGATE MARKET asked us to get the word out that they offer DOUBLE (2x) your $$$ dollars with EBT food assistance !!!

with the help of our friends at ASAP and LIGHTNING BOLT INK, we printed these totes and compiled some info about how to get EBT / food stamps / food assistance in NC.

our intention with this collab is to BREAK DOWN THE STIGMA around food stamps and help people figure out how to apply. you may qualify depending on how much money your household makes. a lot more people qualify than you would think !! for example, in 2021, a household of 2 may be eligible if they make a maximum of $1,868, or in some cases up to $2,874 monthly (when you submit your application, a case worker will determine your eligibility status).

this is beginning of many conversations so please pull up a seat at the table & let’s talk !
we know the sensitivity & feeling shame around asking for help only bc we have experienced it ourselves but fuck that, everybody’s gotta eat 🖤

(( tote creative direction by @ohhnohoney // graphic design by @garnetfisher ))

HOW TO
APPLY FOR
FOOD ASSISTANCE

STEP ONE == Go to your state’s Department of Social Services website or county office. If you live in NC, click here. Federal info is available here.

STEP TWO == Fill out the application. You’ll need to know your household’s financial and employment info. In NC, you can (1) apply online at ePASS.nc.gov (2) apply in person at DSS county office (3) fill out a paper application and mail it / drop it off at the DSS office.

STEP THREE == Turn in the application as soon as possible and follow up to make sure it’s received! When you submit your application, a case worker will determine your eligibility status and how much $$ you can receive in assistance.

FIND LOCAL MARKETS IN WNC

ASAP has a great list of local markets, farms, and places to get good food in their LOCAL FOOD GUIDE at https://appalachiangrown.org/.

WHAT YOU CAN BUY W/ EBT

Y E S

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meat, poultry, and fish
  • Dairy products
  • Breads and cereals
  • Snack foods && non-alcoholic beverages
  • Seeds and plants which produce food

N O

  • Beer, wine, liquor, cigarettes, tobacco
  • Vitamins, medicines, supplements
  • Live animals
  • Hot or cold prepared foods, ex. hot bar
  • Paper products, cleaning supplies, soap && other household supplies
  • Pet foods, hygiene items, cosmetics