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Posted Jun 9, 2015 @ 12:21 PM
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...
Posted Jun 9, 2015 @ 11:52 AM
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Posted May 18, 2015 @ 10:42 AM
The chain could shed its “whole paycheck” image by being an ally to shoppers on food assistance.  
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Posted May 18, 2015 @ 8:55 AM
The poor get access to healthy food and farmers markets make more money. Win-win.
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Posted May 13, 2015 @ 12:48 PM
Since 2009, Fair Food Network has been building the Double Up Food Bucks SNAP fruit and vegetable incentive program in Michigan from its modest beginning in five Detroit farmers’ markets that year. This summer, Double Up will be offered in 142 markets, farmstands, mobile markets and food...
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Posted May 7, 2015 @ 12:36 PM
Vicki Zilke is a farmer in Ypsilanti, Mich., population 20,000, where more than a quarter of residents live below the poverty line. Every week, she sells her vegetables at Downtown Ypsilanti Farmers Market, one of two in the city. Nearly 40 percent of the shoppers at both hubs are on some form of...
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Posted Apr 22, 2015 @ 9:10 AM
Making things and growing things are Michigan specialties. From industry to apples, we have a history of taking something good and making it even better.   And when our state comes up with an idea that can help the rest of the country, we want to share it.  
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Posted Apr 15, 2015 @ 8:07 AM
On April 1, 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $31 million in funding to support healthy food incentive projects in communities nationwide.  
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Posted Apr 8, 2015 @ 11:23 AM
A Michigan nonprofit will get $5.2 million to help boost the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables for those getting food assistance by expanding a program allowing people to get more for their money at grocery stores and farmers markets, officials said Wednesday.   In this 2014...
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Posted Apr 8, 2015 @ 11:11 AM
  The Ann Arbor-based nonprofit Fair Food Network is getting nearly $5.2 million to help boost the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables to people receiving food assistance.   The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday announced the multiyear funding as part of $31.5...