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Double Up Food Bucks Colorado

Food insecurity is a significant issue in Colorado, with 11 percent of our state’s population living in poverty.1 Many of these Coloradans rely on food assistance programs like SNAP (formerly food stamps), which serves more than 485,000 Coloradans a month.2 However, most SNAP recipients receive $1.41 per meal or $4.23 per day in benefits,3 making it a challenge to have enough money to buy food for the whole month.

Double Up Food Bucks Colorado allows SNAP shoppers to bring home more fresh fruits and vegetables. When customers spend a $1 on any SNAP eligible item (meat, bread, eggs, milk, etc.), they receive $1 for Colorado grown, fresh fruits and vegetables. It is a $1:$1 match so if you spend $5, you get $5. If you spend $10, you get $10, up to $20 every time you visit one of our participating locations.

1 U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey: Poverty, September 2015.
2 Food Action and Resource Center report: Profile of Hunger, Poverty, and Federal Nutrition Programs – updated January 2016 (Accessed at: http://frac.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/snapdata2016_jan.pdf )
3 USDA Food and Nutrition Service SNAP Program Data

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