Report on Double-Up Food Bucks Program

The Fair Food Network released a new report on the five-year growth of its double-up food bucks program, which provides a one-to-one subsidy for consumers who use their SNAP benefits at farmers markets (and now select grocers). More than $5 million in SNAP + double-up benefits have been spent at Michigan markets as a result of the program, enabling 10,000 Michigan residents who rely on SNAP benefits to begin shopping at farmers markets for the first time in 2013. The concept has expanded nationwide with the support of other NGOs and city health departments.

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