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Posted Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:57 AM
In 2013, Fair Food Network brought our experience implementing incentives at farmers markets to the places where the majority of people buy the majority of their food the majority of the time: grocery stores.   
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Posted Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:53 PM
THE SUPPLEMENTAL Nutrition Assistance Program, the federal food stamp program, has often struggled with the “nutrition” part of its mandate. The problem is that fresh fruits and vegetables are often too expensive for low-income families to afford, especially if they have to rely on...
Posted Dec 10, 2014 @ 1:46 PM
The deadline to submit an application for the first round of funding under the farm bill’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Grant Program is Dec. 15. The program enables nonprofit and government agencies to partner with food retailers to stretch the food stamp dollars of recipients if...
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Posted Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:16 PM
THANK YOU for a great Double Up Food Bucks Season!    
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Posted Nov 18, 2014 @ 1:35 PM
Fair Food Network Included as Part of Innovative Nutrition Cohort to Help Improve Nutrition Access and Education
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Posted Nov 11, 2014 @ 11:28 AM
A new local food financing fund seeks to support the "middleman"
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Posted Nov 11, 2014 @ 10:56 AM
The federal government is about to put $100 million behind a simple idea: doubling the value of SNAP benefits — what used to be called food stamps — when people use them to buy local fruits and vegetables.
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Posted Oct 21, 2014 @ 2:04 PM
“It’s like getting $10 in produce for free.  That’s much better than dollars!” - Shopper at Ypsilanti farmers market   “I appreciate the fact that it’s putting healthy foods in people’s hands. I’m glad to have more business, but even...
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Posted Sep 30, 2014 @ 7:18 AM
Although I bleed green and white (thanks to Michigan State football), my favorite color in September is orange. And it’s not just because my oldest daughter is a Syracuse University incoming freshman. Orange is the official color of Hunger Action Month, an annual campaign of Feeding America,...
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Posted Sep 4, 2014 @ 10:46 AM
You may be numb to it by now, but if you haven’t noticed, we’re in the middle of yet another paroxysm of debate over diet. (This time around, the low-fat philosophy is taking a beating.) The argument is fascinating from a history-of-science perspective but totally irrelevant from a...