DOUBLE UP FOOD BUCKS

A win for families, farmers and communities! Field & Fork Network’s Double Up Food Bucks doubles the value of federal nutrition assistance dollars spent at participating farmers markets, mobile markets, corner stores, small retail locations, farm stands, and grocery stores, helping people bring home more locally grown fruits and vegetables. The wins are three-fold: low-income consumers eat more healthy foods, local farmers gain new customers and make more money, and more food dollars stay in the local economy.

HISTORY

Field & Fork Network is a non-profit organization serving across New York State. Our mission is to build a thriving regional food system that serves everyone in our community. Field & Fork Network began administering the Double Up Food Bucks program in 2014 at 7 farmers markets in Western New York. By 2020, the program has grown to be in 23 counties and over 150+ farmers market, mobile market, grocery, small retail, and farm stand locations.

Double Up Food Bucks is a national model for healthy food incentive programs that provides those who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits with a $1-to-$1 match that encourages the purchase of healthy, locally grown fruits and vegetables.

The program’s uniform design, central administration, and local implementation has proven to be successful in rural and urban communities alike. The program is rooted in partnerships—both with local partners and key regional efforts.

Field & Fork Network looks forward to many years of successful partnerships at the local, state and national level to make Double Up Food Bucks a winning program for New York State’s consumers and farmers!