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.
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.
Though Allegan’s Farmers Market is on hiatus for the winter, it will be back in the spring with a new grant-funded program: a free ride to the market.
The city’s promotions coordinator, Kelsie King, said the market saw great success in directing the use of cash assistance to the market in 2015, and the rides were inspired by that effort.