Sen Stabenow announces new funding for Double Up Food Bucks program

Nov 8, 2019

Credit Michigan Farmers Market Association

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow has announced new federal funding to expand the “Double Up Food Bucks” program in Michigan. The 12-point-5 million dollar grant was funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's ‘Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program.’ 

Stabenow says the Double Up Food Bucks program helps Michigan families buy  more fruits and vegetables while supporting Michigan's farmers.  She added that the  new support will help the Fair Food Network connect families in every county in Michigan with affordable, healthy food."

     Michigan's Double Up Food Bucks program is a project of the Fair Food Network that doubles the value of food assistance dollars spent on locally grown produce at farmers markets and grocery stores.