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Double Up Food Bucks for Nutrition Assistance Patrons

Apr 03, 2019 08:22AM

Fair Food Network’s Double Up Food Bucks program doubles the value of federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or food stamps) benefits spent at participating farmers’ markets and grocery stores, helping people bring home more fruits and vegetables, and supporting local farmers.

Double Up provides SNAP recipients a one-to-one match to buy healthy, fresh fruits and vegetables when they use their Bridge Card at participating locations. Anyone receiving SNAP benefits is automatically eligible: if they have a SNAP Bridge Card, they can use this program.

Before shopping, SNAP customers should go to the market office or information booth to get started. At grocery stores, cashiers automatically provide SNAP customers with Double Up Food Bucks when they buy any fresh fruits and vegetables. These Double Up dollars can then be spent on any fresh fruits and vegetables.

 

For more information, call 866-586-2796 or visit mifma.org.

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