December 4, 2017
Healthy food incentive programs like Double Up Food Bucks are intended to accomplish three key types of impacts: 1) help lower-income people buy and consume healthier food; 2) assist farmers with accessing new markets and increasing sales; and 3) increase dollars circulating in the local economy.
Because evidence of these effects is not well known, this study explores the influences of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) incentives like Double Up on local food market activity. The contribution of this document is to examine how the DUFB program in Michigan has impacted Michigan farmers and vendors.
In particular, this study explores the following questions:
Laura Goddeeris, John Mann, Jeff O'Hara, Steve Miller, Elissa Trumbull, Rich Pirog