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Double Up Food Bucks Project

Fair Food Network

Amount: $150,000
Grant Period: 5/1/2011 to 4/30/2012
Program: Flint Area
Program Area: Meeting Evolving Community Needs
Geographic Focus: United States: Michigan: Flint & Genesee County

The purpose of this grant is to increase the affordability of fresh produce to Genesee County families receiving food assistance from the state of Michigan. Fair Food Network, in partnership with the Flint Farmers Market, will replicate the Double Up Food Bucks project launched last year at Detroit's Eastern Market. Local families receiving supplemental nutrition assistance program funds will receive a dollar-for-dollar match when purchasing food with their cash assistance card at the Flint Farmers Market. This project is part of a larger initiative supported by Open Society Institute to alleviate poverty in Michigan.

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