Meet Double Up Ambassador Alyssa
Our Double Up Ambassadors help us get the word out about Double Up Food Bucks across Michigan. They’re an awesome resource at participating locations, they answer your questions when you call the Double Up hotline, and so much more.
We’re excited to introduce you to another member of this dream team, Alyssa Rogers. Keep reading to learn more about Alyssa and her work as a Double Up Ambassador. And if you use Double Up in Southeast Michigan, keep an eye out for Alyssa at a participating store or market near you!
Why did you decide to become a Double Up Ambassador?
I decided to become a Double Up Ambassador because of my previous experience working in food sovereignty. I have experience running pantries and have administered EBT and Double Up Food Bucks at farmers markets, so I wanted to further my knowledge in the resources available to others. I also love my community so much and love working in a position so I can share resources with them.
What do you enjoy most about being a Double Up Ambassador?
I love the new community members I get to meet while doing site visits.
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What’s a typical week like as a Double Up Ambassador?
In a typical week I have a couple meetings with my team, I make some hotline calls with customers to explain the program to new participants and answer questions for old ones, I do a site visit or two, and I work on planning for new programs that are in our goals to launch this year.
How does Double Up Food Bucks help people?
Double Up Food Bucks helps people take their food purchasing into their own hands through having double the amount of money they usually have for fruits and vegetables. It allows people to have the fresh produce they love to eat which is the baseline to a healthy life. With rising food prices. Double Up serves as a safety net to make sure our participants are supported.
Do you have any Double Up tips for shoppers?
Use Double Up to treat yourself! It’s a great opportunity to get some of the more expensive fruits and vegetables you cannot usually fit in the budget.