DOUBLE UP FOOD BUCKS: Program update
From our partner, LiveWell Colorado: "
In Year One, we have 42 locations in 20 different counties throughout Colorado. In the two months of the program launching nearly $25,000 of Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) were spent along with nearly $33,000 of SNAP dollars. All of these dollars were spent at local, community based markets, keeping more money in our local economy. Sites also saw over 850 customers using their EBT card at a farmers’ market, CSA, or locally based grocery store or coop for the first time!"
Our participating 25 CFMA member market sites have reported that they are interacting with "grateful, happy customers" with DUFB. CFMA Director, Gailmarie Kimmel, and CFMA Board Director, Martha Sullins, plus the LiveWell staff, will have made in-person site visits to all of these CFMA markets
by the end of the 2016 summer season to glean suggestions
and best practices for Year Two.
If your market is interested to participate in Year 2- DUFB and add to your existing SNAP program OR if you want to offer both SNAP and DUFB next season, please email CFMA before mid-October.
GOOD PRESS! CFMA Member - Greeley Farmers' Market made the news - their local paper calls the DUFB program " a Home Run."
Great work, Greeley!