Gather around SNAP recipients, you are not going to want to miss this.
A few months ago at the market we introduced Double Up Food Bucks, a federal program that allows a dollar-for-dollar match at participating farmers markets (up to ten dollars per week). Anyone utilizing SNAP benefits is eligible to receive twice as much healthy, Arizona grown produce through DUFB. Not only does this directly benefit food stamp recipients, but local farmers receive more customers, and the food dollars go back in to our local economy. Call it a win-win-win.
The process is simple. Shop with your EBT card at our market on Saturday’s and pay for your items at the Information Booth. In return, we will match however much you spend by giving you up to 10 tokens to use on fresh fruits and vegetables at the market. Use the tokens the same day or come back and use them next time; they don’t expire.
Have any further questions about this program? Come see us at the Information Booth where our volunteers can help you get started. DUFB started in Michigan just five years ago and since then has benefited over 300,000 low income families and 1,000 local farmers. Help the program stick around by getting involved.