Double Up Food Bucks
"Double Up Food Bucks" is in it's third season here in Michigan, and it's been very successful.
It is a simple program for people in need and who use Bridge Cards for food.
Now, people can redeem SNAP benefits to purchase more fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables at local Farmer's Markets. Their Bridge Card purchases are matched dollar-for-dollar up to $20 with DUFB (Double Up Food Bucks) tokens, which can be used to buy Michigan-grown produce.
Something exciting here in Kent County is the launch of the DUFB electronic mobile payment pilot program. It really simplifies the shopping since vendors will have devices that can process Bridge Card and DUFB transactions right at their booths.
There are 12 Farmer's Markets participating here in Kent County. For complete information and a list of markets, just click here for "Double Up Food bucks."