Think eating healthy is too expensive? Use the Bridge Card to double your money

The Double Up Food Bucks Initiative runs now through October, and is designed to give low-income families access to better food choices.

“For every dollar you spend from your Bridge Card at the farmers’ market, you get a dollar’s worth of Double Up Food Buck tokens, up to $20 per market day. Those Double Up Food Buck tokens can be spent on any Michigan-grown fruits or vegetables.” (Source: http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2011/07/10/bridge-card-bonus-at-farmers-markets-this-summer/)

Participating Detroit-area farmers’ markets:

  • Detroit Eastern Market
  • Eastside Farmers Market
  • Farmer’s & Artisan Market Dearborn
  • Lincoln Park Farmers Market
  • Wayne State University Farmers Market
  • The Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market
  • Sowing Seeds Growing Futures Farmers Market
  • Peaches & Greens Store and Mobile Food Truck

Eligibility for a Bridge Card is based on family income. To find out if you qualify, visit the MI Bridges website (https://www.mibridges.michigan.gov/access/) or visit your local Department of Human Services branch office (find the nearest office by calling 517.373.2035.

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