Local Double Up Food Bucks program first in country to go digital, reduce lost benefits

by (erictank)

Submitted 08-12-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

The Fulton Street Farmers Market (FSFM), as well as about a dozen smaller markets in the area, is partnered with the Fair Food Network offering a program called Double Up Food Bucks (Double Up) that benefits low income persons by matching Bridge...

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WIC participants now have easier access to fresh fruits, vegetables

by (Laura Chittenden)

Submitted 07-08-2012 under NEWS

Beginning this summer, fresh fruits and vegetables from farmers markets just became easier to get for mothers participating in the Special Supplemental Nutritional Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC) in Kent County. The WIC program is...

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Moving Towards Adequate Prenatal Care: Preventing Low Birth-weight and High Infant Mortality Rates in GR

by (Oatment)

Submitted 12-04-2009 under OPINION

By: Annie Hakim, Frederick Meijer Honors College, Grand Valley State University Part two of a three-part series on prenatal care in Grand Rapids Government and non-profits within Kent County have already made significant strides...

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