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.
Ten years ago, New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene invented Health Bucks, a program designed to help the city’s poor to eat more vegetables and fruit. City agencies and community groups distributed Health Bucks in high-poverty areas. If you spent $5 in food stamps at a farmers market, the Health Bucks program would give you a coupon for $2, which you could use or save.
June 9, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Michigan Good Food Fund Launches to Grow Michigan’s Good Food Future
First of its kind approach working to increase access to healthy food and drive economic development