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Double Up Food Bucks Project

Fair Food Network

www.fairfoodnetwork.org

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Meeting Evolving Community Needs
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2022–March 31, 2024
  • Location Detroit, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

This grant will provide support to the Fair Food Network’s Double Up Food Bucks project in Flint. The project provides incentives for supplemental nutrition assistance program recipients to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables and dairy products at the Flint Farmers’ Market and grocery stores in Flint. Good nutrition, especially foods high in iron, calcium and vitamin C, can help mitigate the impact of lead exposure to Flint children and adults. Started at five farmers markets, Double Up Food Bucks is now implemented at 234 sites in Michigan and is a national model for healthy food incentives across 29 states.