September is Fruit and Veggie Month in Nevada, and to help celebrate, the Veggie Buck Truck will be at the RTC’s Bonneville Transit Center (BTC). To help increase access to low-cost fresh fruits and vegetables in downtown Las Vegas, customers will be able to purchase fresh produce for about a buck a pound or a bundle at the pop-up market offered by the Southern Nevada Health District’s Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Partners in the pilot program include the RTC, Three Square and Vegas Root’s Veggie Buck Truck.
The Veggie Buck Truck is open to everyone at BTC, 101 E. Bonneville Ave., for the next two Wednesdays, Sept. 22 and 29, from 2 to 6 p.m. Additional services offered on-site include Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) enrollment and nutrition information. For more information, call the Office of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at (702) 759-1270.
Customers can use their SNAP benefits at the pop-up markets, and those who use SNAP will be eligible for “Double Up Food Bucks” and earn a coupon they can apply to future produce purchases at participating locations. Customers can also use cash, debit, or credit cards.
For more information on this program, as well as a list of local farmers’ markets, including those that accept EBT, SNAP and debit or credit cards, visit the Get Healthy Clark County Farmers Markets page.