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The SNAP incentive program Double Up Food Bucks began at New Mexico farmers’ markets and farm stands in 2015 as a way to help low-income families bring home more healthy food, support area farmers, and stimulate local economies. It was pioneered by the New Mexico Farmers’ Marketing Association in 2010. Double Up Food Bucks matches … Read more
Watch Congresswoman Lujan Grisham make the case for Double Up Food Bucks in Washington! See the video here.
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
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 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
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