Are you looking for a way to get access to healthy food options and support local farmers in Tarrant County? Look no further! North Texas Healthy Communities and the Blue Zones Project are funding the Double Up Food Bucks program in Tarrant County, which is offered at more than 900 locations, including the Cowtown Farmers Market.Double Up Food Bucks is a program that allows Lone Star (EBT) card holders to double their spending at participating locations. This means that for every dollar spent, they get twice as much fruit and vegetables. It's a great way to get access to nutritious food and support local farmers. The Tarrant Area Food Bank reports that 22% of households in Tarrant County do not have a vehicle and live more than a mile from a supermarket or supermarket. This makes it difficult for them to access healthy food options.
The Double Up Food Bucks program helps bridge this gap by providing access to fresh produce at farmers markets. The Tarrant County Department of Public Health also reports that 66% of Tarrant County residents are overweight or obese, and 63% of adults in Fort Worth have a chronic diet-related illness, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. The Double Up Food Bucks program helps to combat these issues by providing access to healthy food options. In addition, the Tarrant Area Food Bank also participates in the culinary training program, which serves more than 100,000 families that depend on SNAP benefits. This program helps to educate people on how to cook healthy meals with the food they have access to. So if you're looking for a way to get access to nutritious food options and support local farmers in Tarrant County, the Double Up Food Bucks program is your answer! The Cowtown Farmers Market is just one of many locations that offer this program. It's a great way to get access to healthy food and support local farmers.