26 Feb Double Up Bucks Come to the New South CSA
New South is proud to partner with the Arkansas Coalition for Obesity Prevention (ArCOP) to bring Double Up Food Bucks our CSA shareholders in 2019.
Double Up Food Bucks is an incentive program the matches the value of SNAP benefits when spent on locally grown fresh fruits and veggies. The Fair Food Network calls the program as a “win/win/win”:
“Low-income families bring home more healthy food, area farmers gain new customers and make more money, and more food dollars stay in the local economy. Each has a positive ripple effect of benefits.”
So how do you use SNAP and Double Up to sign up for the CSA?
- Review our SNAP Policy
- Reserve your weekly share of fresh, local produce
- Select SNAP (Food Stamps) and Double Up Bucks as your payment method
- Connect with our CSA staff to set up your weekly payment plan
How do I pay for the CSA with SNAP?
We’ll bring your share to your pickup location on the delivery schedule that you choose. When you arrive with your SNAP card to collect your produce box, you will receive a $20 Double Up Bucks credit. That means that each CSA share cost only $14.99, and you’ll have more SNAP dollars to spend on our other local food items like the Local Makers Medley. #winwinwin
What are you waiting for? Join our CSA today.
ArCOP is a state-wide nonprofit founded on the belief that vibrant local food systems can create health and economic opportunity for all. With a diverse network of partners, ArCOP support farmers and stimulates economic growth.
ArCOP has led the charge to help raise awareness of Double Up for farmers and low-income families alike. Our CSA joins more than 15 Arkansas markets, including Harps groceries. The Double Up model is the most evaluated nutrition incentive program in the country, with a proven track record of success and a design built for easy replication in urban, suburban and rural communities. Arkansas has been recognized as the first state to pass legislation, Act 1101, in support of DUFB.
Are you a small farmer interested in accepting Double Up Bucks? Reach out to Jeremy Adams (Jeremy.Adams@arkansasobesity.org) to learn more.