Double Up programs in 9 states receive USDA funding
to improve healthy food access, support farmers
JUNE 8, 2016 | ANN ARBOR, MI—Fair Food Network announced today that partners working in nine states received more than $7 million in federal funding to launch or expand Double Up Food Bucks programs, which increase the value of food stamps for healthy foods.
Program improves access to fruits and vegetables to help mitigate health impacts of water crisis
ANN ARBOR, Mich. | April 26, 2016 — Fair Food Network announced today it is expanding its Double Up Food Bucks healthy food incentive program in Flint in order to reach more children and families with the nutritious foods needed to limit the effects of lead exposure stemming from the city’s water crisis. The announcement was made during a USDA event at the Flint Farmers’ Market.
Feb. 3, 2016 | Washington, DC: In testimony today before the House Committee on Agriculture Nutrition Subcommittee, Fair Food Network President and CEO Oran B. Hesterman shared the positive impact healthy food incentive programs such as Fair Food Network’s Double Up Food Bucks are having for families, farmers, and local economies.