DOUBLE UP AWARENESS WEEK

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June 10 -16, 2024 

Celebrating 15 years of supporting Michigan farmers, families, and local communities through Double Up Food Bucks.

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Double Up Food Bucks began 15 years ago, right here in Michigan!

From June 10-16, celebrate the delicious Michigan-grown fruits and veggies you can bring home with Double Up. Join us at in-person events, enter our raffle, read more about our Double Up Champions, and enjoy fresh recipes using our favorite local produce.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, @Double Up Food Bucks Michigan, and use the hashtag #DoubleUpAwarenessWeek.

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Fulton Street Market

Grand Rapids, Michigan

The Double Up team will be at the Fulton Street Market on Friday, June 14 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Join in on the fun, including free raffles, fun activities, and fresh, locally-grown fruits and veggies.

RSVP LINK

Flint Farmers Market

Flint, Michigan

The Double Up team will be at the Flint Farmers Market on Saturday, June 15 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Join in on the fun, including free raffles, fun activities, and fresh, locally-grown fruits and veggies.

RSVP LINK

Eastern Market

Detroit, Michigan

The Double Up team will be at Detroit's Eastern Market on Saturday, June 15 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Join in on the fun, including free raffles, fun activities, and fresh, locally-grown fruits and veggies.

RSVP LINK

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Join Us at In-person Events

There are so many delicious ways to learn more about Double Up! Join us at in-person events and/or enter to win some fun merch for a first-hand look at what healthy food access means to your community. 

We host fun-filled, in-person events throughout the year. Sign up for our e-newsletter to know about what’ s coming up next. 

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Enter to Win

We’ve partnered with the Detroit Lions to raffle off a SIGNED jersey from Aidan Hutchinson, as well as some useful Double Up swag, including shopping totes, insulated lunch bags, and other stylish gear.

Two ways to win:

1. Fill out the form below.

2. Follow Double Up Michigan on Instagram AND tag a friend in our Lion’s raffle post.

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Enjoy Locally-grown Recipes

Looking for some recipe inspiration? We partnered with Taste the Local Difference and some fantastic Michigan chefs to help us get creative with our favorite Michigan-grown fruits and veggies.  

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Double Up Champions

Double Up Food Bucks is made possible with the help of incredible community partners. From our farmers markets to our neighborhood grocery stores to our legislature, Double Up champions are everywhere – helping to make locally-grown fruits and veggies more accessible. 

Joe Lesausky, Food Access Director

Michigan Farmers Market Association, Lansing

“I have participated with Double Up Food Bucks since shortly after their pilot program year, and it has been a joy to see the program continue to impact so many throughout Michigan!”

Sharon Ostrowski, Farmer

SharKar Farms, China Township

“I believe it is very important to support our Michigan farmers and Double Up Food Bucks definitely helps. Especially in today’s economy when everybody has to pinch pennies, it’s great that they’re getting the freshest produce for their money."

House Representative Reggie Miller  Michigan’s 31st House District 

House Representative Reggie Miller 

Michigan’s 31st House District 

Double Up Food Bucks helps Michigan residents to afford nutritious food from Michigan farmers. This keeps money in our local economy while ensuring families have access to healthy food at a reasonable price."

House Representative Reggie Miller  Michigan’s 31st House District 
Vincent Nona, Store Manager of Parkway Foods in Detroit, Michigan.

Vincent Nona, Store Manager

Parkway Foods, Detroit

"We are a Michigan-based store supported by Michiganders. It is important for us to buy Michigan produce so we keep supporting our fellow Michiganders and keep this Michigan economy rolling."

Vincent Nona, Store Manager of Parkway Foods in Detroit, Michigan.

Susan Poolman, Market Manager

Saugatuck Farmers Market and The Market at Saugatuck Center for the Arts

“[Double Up Food Bucks] helps put the money back into the farms that produce the produce. We need our farmers!”

State Representative Jasper R. Martus Michigan’s 69th House District 

State Representative Jasper R. Martus

Michigan’s 69th House District

Michigan is one of the top states for agriculture in the country. Not only can we provide fresh fruits and vegetables for our friends and neighbors, but we can also support local farmers.

State Representative Jasper R. Martus Michigan’s 69th House District 

The Marquette Food Co-Op, Marquette

"The Marquette Food Co-op believes everyone deserves access to healthy, local, and sustainable food; Double Up makes this possible."

Tell us about the Double Up champion in your town.

Are you a Double Up community partner?

Help spread the word during Double Up Awareness Week online and in  your community.

How Double Up Works

When you use your EBT/Bridge Card at a participating location, Double Up matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar, up to $20 a day. That means you and your family get twice the fresh fruits and veggies.

Use Double Up Food Bucks at 230+ participating grocery stores and farmers markets across Michigan. Find a location near you.

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Watch to see how you can dig in to twice the fruits and veggies at the grocery store

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Watch to learn how you can bring home even more healthy food from the farmers market

Support Our Work

Launched in Detroit in 2009 by Michigan-based, national nonprofit Fair Food Network, Double Up Food Bucks has become a national model adopted by partners in 30 states to improve healthy food access and boost local economies in their communities. 

We're working towards a Michigan where everyone has greater access to fresh, nutritious fruits & veggies. Double Up Food Bucks is a program of Fair Food Network that matches EBT/Bridge Card dollars spent on fruits and vegetables, up to $20 per day. This means more healthy food for families, more business for local farmers, and a boost for local economies. Everyone wins. 

Celebrating 15 years of helping families bring home the Michigan-grown fruits & veggies they need and want.

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Combined SNAP and Double Up sales of fruits and vegetables