Mildred Store offers Double Up Bucks

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August 1, 2018 - 9:14 AM

The Mildred Store has joined the Double Up Food Bucks program, a healthy food incentive program that helps low-income families eat more healthy food and supports local farmers and local economies.
With the Double Up program, SNAP participants who shop at the Mildred store earn a $1 credit (up to $25 per day) for every $1 they spend on fresh fruits and vegetables. The credit can be spent on more fresh fruits and vegetables on their next purchase. The Double Up program specifically works with retail locations that commit to sourcing a variety of local produce for their shoppers.
The Double Up Food Bucks program is part of a $2.9 million USDA grant received by a coalition of partners in Greater Kansas City, and will be matched by $2.9 million from private foundations and local governments, for a total of $5.8 million.
The Double Up Heartland program has expanded in the last two years to include grocery stores and farmers markets across Kansas and Missouri, from Wichita to St. Louis, including many locations in the Southeast Kansas area.
More information is available online at www.DoubleUpHeartland.org.

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