Farmers Market Food Stamp Grant OK’d

An agreement with the Fair Food Network to continue administering the Double Up Food Bucks program at the Ann Arbor farmer’s market has been given approval by the Ann Arbor city council. The council’s action, taken at its June 2, 214 meeting, included the acceptance of $32,000 in funding.

The Double Up name stems from the fact that it provides a match of up to $20/person/day for people using SNAP (Bridge cards/EBT/food stamps) to purchase Michigan-grown produce at farmers markets in Michigan.

The city of Ann Arbor has received Double Up Food Bucks grant funding since 2010.

This brief was filed from the city council’s chambers on the second floor of city hall, located at 301 E. Huron.