Farmers Market & Grocery Stores
Fair Food Network is supporting Nebraska partners as they implement an incentive program leveraging existing local health collaboratives. Today Double Up is active in ten sites across three communities, up from four sites in one community during the 2017 pilot. This includes five farmers markets, one mobile market, a CSA match program, and three grocery stores across the capital city of Lincoln and North and South neighborhoods of Omaha. Nebraska Extension and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture are leading the collaboration with Children's Hospital & Medical Center and CHI Health leading the diverse funding group. Help from the Nebraska Grocery Industry Association has been instrumental as well as the major involvement of SNAP-Ed funded educators. Local non-profits, health foundations, health departments, community foundations and service organizations provide funding, outreach, and consultation to ensure Double Up Nebraska is successful and sustainable. A huge thank you to the leadership and staff at the participating locations for bringing this program to life and prioritizing such important work.
Lead Organization: University of Nebraska