Downtown Farmers Market of Manhattan offers incentive for SNAP participants and participants of the Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Visit our information booth to receive your tokens.
Double your SNAP dollars and buy more fresh fruits and vegetables with Double Up Food Bucks at the Downtown Farmers Market of Manhattan! Double Up Food Bucks is a SNAP matching program that helps low-income families eat more healthy food and supports local farmers.
Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (KSFMNP) is a program for low income seniors. Participants receive a coupon booklet to spend on locally grown fresh fruits and vegetable, herbs and honey from area farmers. Double the amount you can spend at the farmers market by shopping at the Manhattan Downtown Farmers Market!
How does it work? People who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as food stamps) can swipe their EBT cards at the market information tent to buy SNAP tokens, and receive a matching number of Double Up Food Bucks tokens (up to $25 per day). SNAP tokens can be used for any SNAP eligible items at the market, including vegetable plants, and use the Double Up Food Bucks tokens to buy more fresh fruits and vegetables!
Participants of the Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (KSFNMP) can show their coupons at the market information tent and receive a matching number of tokens to be used to buy fresh fruits and vegetables.
The Double Up Food Bucks program is funded by a $2.9 million USDA Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grant and $2.9 million in matching funds from private foundations and local governments, for a total of $5.8 million. Over the next three years, coalition partners will expand Double Up to 68 farmers markets and 117 grocery stores in the Kansas City and St. Louis metro areas, eastern Kansas, and central and southwest Missouri.
Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (KSFMNP) is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service. The program provides a once annual benefit to low-income seniors to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs and honey from certified farmers at Farmers Markets in Kansas. The Downtown Farmers Market of Manhattan double up program for KSFMNP is funded by the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation. More information on KSFMNP can be found at http://www.kdheks.gov/sfmnp/seniors.htm.
The Double Up Heartland Coalition is led by the Mid-America Regional Council; Cultivate Kansas City; Douglas County, Kansas; the East-West Gateway Council of Governments in St. Louis; and the Fair Food Network. More information is available online at www.DoubleUpHeartland.org.