Fair Food Network

3/24/2015
Fair Food Network
Win/Win/Win
Solutions.
Using SNAP Produce Incentives
to Bridge the Nutrition Gap
Our programs
support farmers,
strengthen local
economies, and
increase access to
healthy food –
especially in our
most underserved
communities.
Kate Fitzgerald for
Fair Food Network
Challenges to Eating Good Food
2014 Farm Bill: Food Insecurity Nutrition
Incentive Program
Incentives: Nudging Towards
a Better Food Culture
2014 Farm Bill: FINI Grants Program
Status
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Many kinds of groups are eligible
to conduct programs
 All types of retail
 Requirements – Proposed projects must:
• Have the support of the state’s SNAP agency
• Increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables
• Use effective, replicable technologies
• Participate in an independent evaluation
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1st grantees to be announced spring
4 years of grants (2015-2018)
RFPs summer or early fall
COMPLEX – Plan in advance
Resources
 USDA
www.csrees.usda.gov/fo/foodinsecuri
tynutritionincentive.cfm
 Fair Food Network FINI Primer
www.fairfoodnetwork.org/resources/f
ood-insecurity-nutrition-incentive-finioverview
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3/24/2015
Double Up Food Bucks: How It Works
• $1 SNAP + $1 DUFB = $2
What SNAP DUFB Customers Say
93% of SNAP
customers report
eating more fruits
and vegetables
• $20 SNAP maximum daily
• DUFB purchases only
Michigan-grown produce
• Token payment systems and
2 electronic payment programs
83% report buying
fewer lownutrition/high fat
snacks
Innovations for Scale
From
FARMERS’
MARKETS
to
GROCERY
STORES
93% of SNAP
customers report the
price, quality and
selection are better at
farmers’ markets than
in existing stores
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Kate Fitzgerald
[email protected]
@FairFoodNetwork
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