Double Up Food Bucks

Expansion of Double Up Food Bucks Colorado Supported by USDA Funding

Colorado’s Double Up Food Bucks program (Double Up) works! By providing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants incentives at farmers markets and retailers in urban, suburban, and rural communities throughout Colorado, it has supported thousands of low-income families in accessing more fresh fruits and vegetables, while supporting the economic strength of Colorado farmers and markets. …

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My Trip to the Farmers Market on Saturday, July 14th, 2018

By Tamara Orndoff Jefferson County Community Food Advocate––Summer 2018 I had a meeting with a journalist this morning at 9 am. I am a Community Food Advocate with LiveWell Colorado’s Double Up Food Bucks (Double Up), so they contacted me with a request to be interviewed. My schedule is tight, so I contacted Jennifer, the journalist, …

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Advocates Reach Out In Advance of Growing Season: Tilling the Soil for Double Up Food Bucks

Advocates Reach Out In Advance of Growing Season: Tilling the Soil for Double Up Food Bucks The 2018 growing season may not have officially begun—but for Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB), a LiveWell program that offers financial incentives to SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) participants so they can buy more fresh fruits and vegetables—seeds are …

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LiveWell Colorado Year in Review: 17 Highlights from 2017

LiveWell Colorado Year in Review: 17 Highlights from 2017 To say 2017 has been an eventful year would probably be a grand understatement. As an organization striving to increase access to healthy eating and active living by removing barriers that inequitably and disproportionately affect low-income communities and people of color, we at LiveWell, like all …

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What We Heard from You

What We Heard from You LiveWell’s 2017 Statewide Policy Listening Tour LiveWell Colorado’s policy team believes that public policy works best when it is informed by the public. As an organization dedicated to removing barriers to healthy eating and active living especially in low-income and communities of color, it is imperative that the policies we …

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Double Up Food Bucks | Community Food Advocates

New Program Enlists SNAP Recipients & Other Community Members in Increasing Access to Healthy Foods Individuals who participate in SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) are now helping others gain access to healthy food. This is occurring through the Community Food Advocate program, which was launched as a pilot this past summer by LiveWell Colorado. The …

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Farm to School Month: A Look at What Policy Makers Are Doing, and What They Could Be Doing, to Support Local Foods

Farm to School Month: A Look at What Policy Makers Are Doing, and What They Could Be Doing, to Support Local Foods October is National Farm to School Month, a celebration of food education, school gardens and lunch trays filled with healthy, local ingredients. Farm to school programs improve nutrition in schools by ensuring students …

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