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Fair Food Network Repairs the World Through Food

The Detroit Jewish News

In the Detroit Jewish News - our Founder, CEO, and soon-to-be Resident Champion Oran Hesterman shares how he believes we can repair the world through food: “When we start with food, we can build a path toward better community health and economic opportunity, as well as environmental resistance.

July 19, 2022

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Oran Hesterman to Step Down from Fair Food Network

Crain's Detroit Business

June 8, 2022

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Entrepreneur Opening Street Food Restaurant in Holland

Grand Rapids Magazine

March 3, 2022

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Fresh Produce More Accessible for Low-Income Michiganders

Spartan News Room

November 18, 2021

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Double Up Programs Make Headway at Food Banks

Food Bank News

November 18, 2021

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Fair Food Network Stepped Up to Meet the Moment

The Crazy Wisdom Community Journal

September 1, 2021

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Addressing Socioeconomic Barriers to a Healthy Diet

The Wellness Paradox Podcast

June 30, 2021

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‘The Canary in the Coal Mine of Our Broken Food System.’ How Impact Investing Can Help Eliminate Hunger

InvestmentNews

Zero Hunger. The answer to hunger is not just more food. Mark Watson, Dan Horan and Quiana Broden help Liz and Steve explain how eliminating hunger requires a focus on the total food system. The solution comes from producing and distributing healthy food sustainably, at a cost everyone can afford, and that supports the food producers. The Fair Food Fund utilizes impact investments to back entrepreneurs who are supporting their communities with food-based businesses, such as a black-woman-owned firm bringing a plant-based diet to Detroit.

May 7, 2021

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How the American Diet Turbocharges COVID-19

Mother Jones

January 11, 2021

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While food supply chains snap, a solution is on the table

The Hill's Changing America

May 20, 2020

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Now Available: 2020 Double Up Farmers Market Applications

Applications are now available for the Double Up Food Buck Programs at Farmers Markets and with Direct Marketing Sites. If you would like to bring Double Up for the first time to your farmers market or direct marketing site, submit an online application by Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. Farmers Markets who participated in Double Up in 2019 do not need to reapply.

January 13, 2020

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USDA selects Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition & Fair Food Network as leads for new national evaluation and technical assistance center

Effort part of GusNIP program expanded in 2018 Farm Bill supporting nutrition incentive programs

November 6, 2019

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Hidden gems in farm bill

Food Bank News

April 2, 2019

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Opinion: Whitmer's budget benefits workers

The Detroit News

March 12, 2019

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A Black-Led Food Co-op Grows in Detroit

CityLab

January 23, 2019

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Houston's Urban Harvest Awarded Rebuild Texas Grant

Patch (Houston, Texas)

January 23, 2019

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Double Up SNAP Incentives Expand to Groceries in Five States

$1.5 million in new federal support announced to expand the Double Up Food Bucks produce incentive program to grocery stores in five states, reaching nearly one million SNAP recipients.

August 2, 2018

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Oran Hesterman on Dollars and Change

Wharton Business Radio

Oran Hesterman, President & CEO of the Fair Food Network, joins hosts Sherryl Kuhlman and Sandi Hunt on Dollars and Change.

April 11, 2018

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Jenkins visits Ron’s, talks food program

The Morning Sun

October 17, 2017

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The business of building a better food system

In Good Tilth

October 12, 2017

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Flint’s food landscape shows signs of new life

The Hub Flint

October 5, 2017

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SNAP incentives Double Up on retail

Produce Retailer

October 2, 2017

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Fair Food Network gets $3.5 million USDA grant

Michigan Farm News

August 9, 2017

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SNAP incentives need more retail

Produce Retailer

August 8, 2017

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Double Up Food Bucks Continues Growth, Innovation Across U.S.

New federal, state, and private support fuels growth of SNAP incentives increasing healthy food access, supporting farmers.

August 7, 2017

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Serving up summer meals

Council of Michigan Foundations

July 10, 2017

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Fighting hunger requires a community commitment

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

July 5, 2017

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Michigan Good Food Fund Tops $10.5 Million Milestone in Statewide Good Food Investments

Projects span state and sector featuring retail and processing businesses.

May 17, 2017

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Michigan Healthy Food Loan Fund Passes $10M in Investments

Associated Press

A loan and grant fund designed to boost access to healthy food in underserved Michigan communities has made more than $10 million in investments.

May 17, 2017

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Fair food advocate has UC roots

UC Food Observer

April 26, 2017

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The demand for 'local' food is growing — here's why investors should pay attention

Business Insider

There’s a huge investment and business opportunity sitting right under everyone's noses: local food.

April 25, 2017

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From founding farmer to fair food movement champion

University of California Santa Cruz

April 25, 2017

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Why are there no black-owned grocery stores in Detroit?

Detroit Metro Times

March 29, 2017

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Local produce incentive program expands

Supermarket News

March 16, 2017

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Doubling Up Healthy, Local Produce at California Groceries

Civil Eats

A program launched this month in Northern California aims to make buying local fruits and vegetables in grocery stores more affordable for low-income shoppers.

February 23, 2017

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Funding Without Prescription

Stanford Social Innovation Review

December 9, 2016

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Grocers Testify about SNAP Program

Progressive Grocer

November 16, 2016

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Detroit a food desert? Tour aims to prove otherwise

Detroit Free Press

November 30, 2015

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The Shopper Is Always Right

National Journal

November 30, 2015

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SNAP Incentives in Farmers Markets: The Double Up Food Bucks Consumer Experience

Altarum Institute Health Policy Forum

November 30, 2015

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A Holistic Approach to Healthy Food Financing

Healthy Food Access Portal

November 16, 2015

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Fighting food insecurity in Detroit

Model D

September 23, 2015

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Fair Food Network fights for healthy, sustainable eating

The Michigan Daily

September 23, 2015

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Fresh produce incentives are new redevelopment ingredient

Wallace Center at Winrock International

September 23, 2015

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Fresh produce incentives are new redevelopment ingredient

Wallace Center at Winrock International

September 23, 2015

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Double Up Food Bucks program gets boost from USDA

Michigan Radio

August 31, 2015

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Roberts: Food stamps at the farmers’ market

The MetroWest Daily News

July 27, 2015

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Closing the Broccoli Gap

New York Times

June 9, 2015

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Fresh Food Access

Lansing State Journal

April 24, 2015

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Michigan nonprofit gets $5.2 million to boost fresh food

The Detroit Free Press

April 8, 2015

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Projects aim to get more fruits and vegetables to poor people

Food + Environment Reporting Network

April 8, 2015

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Politico: USDA FINI coverage

PoliticoPro

April 8, 2015

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Start-Ups Rise to Close a Gap for Farmers

The New York Times

January 14, 2015

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Fair Food Fund: Closing the Farm-to-Table Gap

Sustainable America

November 11, 2014

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NPR: How 'Double Bucks' For Food Stamps Conquered Capitol Hill

National Public Radio All Things Considered

November 11, 2014

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Hunger Action Month offers hope

Battle Creek Enquirer

September 30, 2014

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Study supports SNAP incentives

The Packer

August 24, 2014

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Double UP the Opportunities

Produce Retailer

August 19, 2014

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How a nonprofit is helping Michigan family farmers

Christian Science Monitor

August 11, 2014

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SpartanNash plans SNAP incentive pilot

The Packer

June 25, 2014

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2014 Farm Bill Passes Senate

February 5, 2014

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Nonprofits Seek Out Former Grant Makers to Take the Reins

Chronicle of Philanthropy

November 4, 2013

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Lions Teach Kids To Eat Healthy At Eastern Market

WWJ CBS Detroit

October 1, 2013

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Schoolchildren learn about good eating at Eastern Market

Detroit Free Press

September 12, 2013

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Creating Change In Michigan's Food Systems

Michigan NightLight

July 9, 2013

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Fair Food Network fights for Detroiters

Detroit Regional News Hub

June 25, 2013

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Farm Bill Becomes Fodder In 'Fiscal Cliff' Wrangling

NPR's Morning Edition

December 12, 2012

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Fair foods for Detroit

The Michigan Citizen

November 6, 2012

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Fair Food Network Offers Fresh Take On Healthy Eating

Michigan Chronicle

November 5, 2012

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Program aims to bring local produce into low-income homes

Battle Creek Enquirer

July 25, 2012

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Help grow Detroit's food market choices

Detroit Free Press

May 29, 2012

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Oran Hesterman on CNN

CNN Food for Life

May 10, 2012

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Perspectives: Food Activism

Nourish

February 1, 2012

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Hesterman: Now's the Time for Fresh, Local, Fair Food

Michigan Land Use Institute

October 18, 2011

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Local demand re-shaping market links from farmer to consumer

Michigan Farm News, October 15, 2011 print edition

October 7, 2011

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Financing measure could boost farm production in food deserts

Regional Food Solutions

August 2, 2011

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Fair Food Network expands Bridge Card program for farmers markets

Crain's Detroit Business

February 10, 2011

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Fair Food Network expands Bridge Card program for farmers markets

Crain's Detroit Business

February 10, 2011

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Fixing Detroit’s Food Crisis

CNNMoney.com

October 4, 2010

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Ann Arbor’s Fair Food Network to get $3 million

Crain’s Detroit Business

August 9, 2010

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