Field & Fork Network is Seeking Applications
for the 2020 Double Up Food Bucks Season
Applications are Due Friday, April 24th, 2020, by 5 p.m.
We believe that low-income families should not have to choose between being hungry and being healthy. With programs like Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB), they don’t have to make that choice. Field & Fork Network (F&FN) is concentrating its efforts on how this program can be more effective in New York. Our application process will allow us to maximize our nutrition incentive funding by identifying markets with the capacity and reach to ensure DUFB is being utilized by as many Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) users as possible.
The application can be easily completed online. There are two versions of the application. When applying, please make sure to read all instructions carefully, and to answer each question in its entirety.
Grocery and Small Retail Sites can apply here.
Farmers Markets and Mobile Markets can apply here.
Further inquiries can be addressed to the attention of the Program Coordinator, Frances McGuire, by calling 716-517-1125 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020. Applications with a time stamp after 5 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020, will not be eligible for consideration. **If your market has operated DUFB in the past it is still mandatory to submit the 2020 application.
We understand this has been a trying time for so many. We wanted to make the application available to you with an extended timeframe to complete it to ensure that all participants have the sufficient time and resources to complete this process. We believe Double Up Food Bucks will be extremely important in serving the community this upcoming season.
DUFB is a national model for healthy food incentive programs that provides individuals and families who receive SNAP benefits with a $1-to-$1 match that encourages the purchase of healthy, locally grown fruits and vegetables. F&FN’s signature program, DUFB, piloted in 2014 at 7 market sites and has since expanded to include over 100 unique participating sites statewide.
Field & Fork Network is a food and farming organization that connects communities to innovative solutions that foster a sustainable food system.