More SNAP Participants Buying Fresh Produce with Double Up Food Bucks Program

11/11/2019 - A recently published study found that the Double Up Food Bucks is working in Michigan. The program is designed to encourage Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants to purchase more fresh fruits and vegetables by matching up to $20 a day in fresh produce purchases. In 2015, SNAP participants spent 7.2 percent more on fresh produce at stores offering the program; purchases of fresh fruits and vegetables were 2.2 percent higher the following year.

The program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, began in Michigan in 2009 and is now active in 25 states.

Read more about the Double Up Food Bucks program.