Equity

Equity

Equity is a critical attribute of a healthy food system. Access to healthy, fresh, sustainably grown food is a basic human right that is being systematically denied to residents of historically excluded communities.

Vision 

All citizens have choices in their food sources. Fresh, healthy, and locally/sustainably grown foods are available to every family in all communities. Public health is not compromised due to inadequate choice, access, or affordability.

Action 

Double Up Food Bucks

Fair Food Network’s Double Up Food Bucks project provides incentives to encourage healthier food choices for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in Michigan. For every $2 spent on fresh food, recipients receive $2 worth of Double Up Food Bucks tokens for purchase of Michigan grown fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets, farm stands, mobile markets, and independent grocery stores. It connects 1.75 million SNAP recipients in Michigan to dozens of food outlets, creating more than $5.4 million in sales of healthy foods.

Green Ribbon Collaborative (GRC)

Fair Food Network is a member of the GRC, which focuses on developing and expanding a network of alternative food outlets in the Detroit area, providing greater access to affordable and healthy foods for area residents.