Shopping for food at Fishline has never been easier! The Fishbucks system allows our clients to fill their grocery carts with produce and other foods that best serve their unique tastes and needs, using their weekly budget of Fishbucks. The system is designed so that the maximum number of clients gets at least some of every item that is donated on that particular day, though quantities of items will vary from day to day. Fishline’s food services are designed to supplement other sources of assistance, but we strive to have most essential elements of a healthy diet available if possible.
Here’s how it works:
At the present time, Fishbucks are determined by family size. We promote healthy eating so you will notice produce and other healthy foods are not counted into your fishbucks. This maximum may be increased for larger families on an as-needed basis. The weekly budget of Fishbucks is to be spent during your shopping visit each week.
Each food item in the Market is marked with a Fishbucks price and a limit. As with retailers, these prices vary with season, supply, and perishability, i.e. fat full ears of corn might cost a little more than smaller ones. And on some occasions, a scarce and highly desirable commodity will have limits to ensure that there is some for everybody.
At checkout, the client’s account is charged for the items selected.
We hear that our clients love the freedom of choice and that their weekly shopping capacity provides them with healthy, hearty, and happy meals!
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