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.
One of the most well-documented and controversial aspects of the United States is its complicated relationship with food. Through years of unsustainable agricultural practices, the U.S. faces shortages of fresh food, particularly in impoverished communities. Combined with the prevalence of obesity, diet-related illness and reliance on government food assistance, the dearth of healthy, fresh food in these areas paints a bleak picture.