Advocacy is a critical component in Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes’s fight to end local hunger. While direct service and food distribution programs provide essential immediate help to hungry people, KLF’s advocacy programs aim to influence public policy and resource allocation within political, economic and social systems and institutions. Influencing public policy to increase local food security involves the efforts of an entire community. How can you help?
Local organizations are exploring the possibility of bringing the Double Up Food Bucks program to Kalamazoo County grocery stores. This program allows people to double their SNAP dollars when spent on fresh Michigan fruits + veggies. For example, if you spend $10 on fruit and vegetables, you’d be given an additional $10 to put towards more of that same fresh food. You may already be familiar with this program as it operates at the Kalamazoo Farmers Market.
Click here for more information on the Double Up Food Bucks program.