WHAT ARE DOUBLE UP FOOD BUCKS?
In 2016, Farmers Market Fund will launch Double Up Food Bucks, a money matching program that will be offered at around 50 farmers markets across Oregon. Double Up Food Bucks will increase the buying power of SNAP recipients by providing an additional $10 to purchase local fruits and vegetables each market day.
Modeled on successful programs across the country, Double Up Food Bucks is the first statewide incentive program in Oregon to be rolled out with a uniform design, central administration, and local implementation. The program helps low-income households bring home healthy food, supports small farms, and keeps more food dollars in the local economy. Stay tuned for more details!