Fair Food Network received $5.1 million from the USDA to expand Double Up Food Bucks in Michigan. The grant, provided by the new Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grants program, will be matched with private funds for a total of nearly $10.4 million.
Since 2009, Fair Food Network has been building the Double Up Food Bucks SNAP fruit and vegetable incentive program in Michigan from its modest beginning in five Detroit farmers’ markets that year. This summer, Double Up will be offered in 142 markets, farmstands, mobile markets and food share programs and at least 19 grocery and corner stores around the state.
Making things and growing things are Michigan specialties. From industry to apples, we have a history of taking something good and making it even better.
And when our state comes up with an idea that can help the rest of the country, we want to share it.