This year, we sat down with some of the families, farmers, market managers, store owners, and others that make Double Up Food Bucks a success in Michigan and now in communities across America.
Real people, remarkable stories, and a deep sense of privilege to do this work alongside our partners.
“Double Up benefited us all.”
How this healthy food incentive program helped one family during a time of need, and in the process, changed the way they eat forever.
Double Up Grows in Flint
Double Up is expanding in Flint to help more children and families get more healthy food, precisely when they need it most. From Dr. Mona to Mama Sol, and Congressman Kildee to Flint residents, hear the voices of this work.
“It’s a win-win. There is no downside”
Helping more Americans buy more fresh produce is great from a business perspective and it benefits the community. Hear from a grocery store leader on why they brought Double Up to their stores.
“My only regret is that we didn’t do it sooner.”
SNAP incentives can support the financial viability of many farmers markets by bringing in new customers and boosting vendor sales. Hear from one market manager on the difference this program has had for her market.
“The positive effects are ongoing and not even really fully understood until years down the line.”
SNAP incentives support eaters, growers, and local communities. Hear from a farmer in New Mexico about the benefits Double Up is delivering for his farm, plus the positive ripple effects across the community.
“It’s well worth the investment.”
Healthy food incentives are helping level the playing field, while producing long-term health dividends. Hear from a healthcare funder on why she’s behind Double Up.