(Lakewood, Colorado): It’s summer time in Jefferson, County and time to take advantage of some of the amazing Farmers Markets in Colorado. Our friends at Jefferson County Public Health have launched this years SNAP Program at Farmer’s Markets, and the Cloud is proud to be the official radio station of SNAP in Jeffco.
In her own words, here’s the remarkable and dedicated member of the SNAP team at Jeffco Public Health: Nikki Work (heard daily on 96.9 the Cloud).
Tell Us About The SNAP Double Up Program in Jeffco?
Every time you go to a farmers market, you’re visiting a place that’s making a difference in your community. Farmers markets help tackle food insecurity by providing locally-grown food right in your neighborhood and, many markets in Jefferson County participate in the Double Up Food Bucks program.
How Does The Program Work?
When a customer spends $1 on any SNAP eligible item, they receive $1 to spend on Colorado-grown fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s a $1 to $1 match so if you spend $5, you get $5. If you spend $10, you get $10 — up to $20 every visit.
This program helps those who need it most, and at the same time, it supports Colorado farmers and keeps our local economy strong.
To learn more about Double Up Food Bucks or to find a participating market near you, visit us online at: www.doubleupcolorado.org