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Michigan farm markets among those accepting Bridge cards

July 8, 2011 |  

By Rosemary Parker | Kalamazoo Gazette

One in every five Michigan residents now receives food assistance benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), according to a news release from the...

Good stuff: Worst Kitchen in America contest, Double Up Food Bucks program, Rachel Ray's Garbage Bowl

July 7, 2011 |  

By Kate Lawson | The Detroit News

One good contest

Ashamed of your kitchen? Think it's the worst in America? DIY Network wants to help. Viewers of the home improvement channel have until Aug. 8 to...

Bridge Card Bonus At Farmers Markets This Summer

July 7, 2011 |  

DETROIT (WWJ) - You often hear people say that eating healthy is just too expensive. Now there’s a special program designed to give low-income families access to better food choices. It...

Program Helps Needy Buy Michigan Produce

July 1, 2011 |  



Bridge Card users get incentive to buy local

May 27, 2011 |  

By John Schneider

No judgments here from Amanda Snook, marketing manager for the Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities Authority - just a practical plan for bringing federal food assistance "back to the mission of...

Bridge Card holders can 'double up' on fresh fruits and vegetables at Kent County farmers markets

May 23, 2011 |  

By Jim Harger

GRAND RAPIDS – Fresh fruits and vegetables purchased at farmers markets will be doubly good for Michigan Bridge Card holders this summer.

Starting June 1, Bridge Card holders will get “double...

Food-assistance recipients get incentive to buy fresh produce at three Kalamazoo farmers markets

May 23, 2011 |  

By Chris Fusciardi

KALAMAZOO — Holders of state food-assistance cards will be able to get quite a bang for their buck at three Kalamazoo  area farmers markets this sum mer as part of the Double Up Food Bucks...

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Awards Over $7.6 Million in Grants to Area Nonprofits

October 6, 2010 |  

Those receiving grants include: Arab-American National Museum in Dearborn, Heidelberg Project in Detroit and The Fair Food Project also in Detroit.


PRLog (Press Release) – Oct 06, 2010 – At the...


October 4, 2010 |  

DETROIT, MI, October 4, 2010 — It’s been a bountiful harvest season for many…and in more ways than one. Fair Food Network (FFN) announced today that it has provided in excess of $51,000 in Double Up Food Bucks tokens to metro...

Fixing Detroit's Food Crisis

October 4, 2010 |  



'Double Up Food Bucks' program coming to local farmers markets

September 7, 2010 |  

By James David Dickson

Starting this week, bridge card recipients can stretch their dollars at several farmers markets in Washtenaw County.

The Ann Arbor Farmers Market in Kerrytown, along with its counterparts on the...

Program helps food stamps go farther at farm markets

August 13, 2010 |  

By Sarah Hulett

Starting this week, people who shop with food stamps at Detroit's farmer's markets can see their money go twice as far.

The "Double Up Food Bucks" program was developed by the Fair Food...

Fair Food Network Launches New Program - Family News Story - WDIV Detroit

August 11, 2010 |  

To encourage healthy eating among low-income Michigan families, the Fair Food Network is launching a new program Saturday.

The program, called "Double Up Food Bucks," will provide people who use bridge cards with food assistance...

Double Up Food Bucks Program

August 10, 2010 |  

The Double Up Food Bucks Program begins on Saturday, August 14 Its goal is to provide low-income families more access to nutritious food and encourage them to eat healthier.

Eligible Bridge Card users could receive up to $...

Ann Arbor’s Fair Food Network to get $3 million

August 9, 2010 |  

By Sherri Welch

The Ann Arbor-based Fair Food Network has secured a $3 million challenge grant from the New York-based Open Society Institute and Soros Foundations Network to take statewide a Detroit pilot program to motivate low...

More Greens For Your “Green”: Fair Food Network Launches "Double Up Food Bucks" to Encourage Healthier Eating and Provide Greater Access to Fresh Produce for Low-Income Families

August 9, 2010 |  

DETROIT, MI — In an effort to encourage healthier eating and provide more access to fresh fruits and vegetables among low-income Michigan families, the Fair Food Network today announced a new program called “Double Up Food Bucks...

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Merrigan Announces Partnership with Fair Food Network

December 4, 2009 |  

WASHINGTON - Deputy Agriculture Secretary Kathleen Merrigan has announced that the USDA has signed a cooperative agreement with the Fair Food Network, a Michigan-based organization working toward improving consumers' access to healthy foods...

Ann Arbor-based Fair Food Network gets funding to improve urban access to healthy food

December 3, 2009 |  

By Sherri Welch

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has signed a cooperative agreement with the Ann Arbor-based Fair Food Network and is providing $40,000 to help fund its work to improve urban access to healthy foods.