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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

Grant will help farmers markets help SNAP recipients

By ABQ Journal News Staff Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 at 3:53pm ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A public-private program is making it possible for those struggling to make ends meet  to access fresh produce while supporting small businesses and local growers. The New Mexico Farmers’ Marketing Association Wednesday announced it received $2.1 million in federal money to … Read more

Double Up Food Bucks Continues for 2016

The New Mexico Farmers’ Marketing Association is pleased to announce that the State of New Mexico has, in a bi-partisan effort, agreed to continue providing funds for our Double Up Food Bucks program, which allows Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) recipients to double their food dollars for fresh fruits and vegetables at … Read more