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Congresswoman Lujan Grisham highlights New Mexico’s Double Up Food Bucks program

Watch Congresswoman Lujan Grisham make the case for Double Up Food Bucks in Washington! See the video here.

Grocery store motivating shoppers to eat local produce

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Lowe’s grocery stores are giving shoppers in Albuquerque and Santa Fe some motivation to eat locally grown fruits and veggies. The new program called “double up food bucks” kicked off Wednesday. The dollar-for-dollar match allows shoppers to use their snap benefits to buy fresh New Mexico-grown produce for half the price, spending … Read more

Food King & Lowe’s Grocery Stores to offer dollar-for-dollar match to SNAP shoppers using EBT

From Santa Fe Today (April 25, 2017) Food King and Lowe’s grocery stores are giving shoppers in Santa Fe and Albuquerque new motivation to eat more locally grown fruits and vegetables this season. Shoppers who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) can now receive dollar-for-dollar match—up to $25 per visit—when … Read more

KTEL Telemundo Promotes Double Up Food Bucks

KTEL Telemundo Albuquerque is currently airing our newest television commercial, which helps get the word out about the Double Up Food Bucks program.  Double Up Food Bucks allows SNAP recipients to get more fruits and vegetables when they spend their SNAP EBT Card dollars at participating outlets. For example, spend $10 from your SNAP EBT Card at a participating outlet and you get … Read more

Double Up Food Bucks program stretches family food dollar

BY Alexia SEVERSON, Las Cruces Sun-News PUBLISHED: JULY 13TH, 2016 LAS CRUCES – Since Las Cruces resident Karen Acosta-Lombino, 45, a mother of three, began buying produce at the Las Cruces Farmers & Crafts Market through the Double Up Food Bucks program, her family has started eating more fruits and vegetables. “There’s always fruit in the fridge now … Read more

Fresh food program for low-income families emerging in Taos

BY Cody Hooks for The Taos News Published: July 8TH, 2016 One of Taos’ greatest assets is its deep agricultural tradition. But organic, healthy, local food can sometimes be pricey, especially for low-income families on tight budgets and with limited time to shop around. A growing program, Double Up Food Bucks, empowers people on food assistance to buy … Read more