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Posted Apr 21, 2016 @ 1:23 PM
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...
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Posted Mar 25, 2016 @ 1:20 PM
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.    Overview Fair Food Network is founded on the belief that vibrant local food systems can create health and economic opportunity for all. A national nonprofit, we work with a diverse network of...
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Posted Feb 2, 2016 @ 2:22 PM
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...
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Posted Nov 30, 2015 @ 11:22 AM
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...
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Posted Nov 30, 2015 @ 9:54 AM
When Charles Walker met the co-owner of E&L Supermercado today, the talk turned to what until recently has been a common assumption about Detroit.   Walker asked what Mike Fienman thinks about the people who say Detroit is a food desert.   "I wake up every day (and) I...
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Posted Nov 30, 2015 @ 9:34 AM
KAN­SAS CITY, Mis­souri—When Mike Beal, the chief op­er­at­ing of­ficer for Balls Food Stores, a loc­al chain, came to the stage here last week at the Amer­ic­an Bankers As­so­ci­ation’s an­nu­al ag­ri­cul­tur­al...
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Posted Sep 23, 2015 @ 2:18 PM
  One of the most well-documented and controversial aspects of the United States is its complicated relationship with food.  Through years of unsustainable agricultural practices, the U.S. faces shortages of fresh food, particularly in impoverished communities.  Combined with the...
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Posted Sep 23, 2015 @ 1:51 PM
A new program that helps low-income families stretch their food dollars and buy local, too, promises nourishment for urban and rural areas.   One indicator is the crowd of mayors and city council members from around metropolitan Kansas City at a recent media event featuring results from...
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Posted Sep 23, 2015 @ 1:35 PM
The Michigan Good Food Fund is a new public-private partnership loan and grant fund created to finance healthy food production, distribution, processing, and retail projects that benefit underserved communities throughout Michigan. It launched summer 2015 with a series of community events across...