Double Up Food Bucks

Double Up Food Bucks

Originally published in the Ann Arbor News, Bay City Times, Flint Journal, Grand Rapids Press, Jackson Citizen Patriot, Kalamazoo Gazette, Muskegon Chronicle, Saginaw News
September 7, 2014

Well I haven’t had anything particularly nice to say for a good, long stretch. And while that is just fine in the world of editorial cartooning — in fact, expected, condoned, encouraged — I still feel the need to occasionally look for the positive, if for no other reason than a change of pace. So I was flipping through a newsletter from Feeding America, an awesome organization that Jane and I support, and I came upon this Double Up Food Bucks program. I was struck by what a great idea it is. Grand Rapids and many other Michigan cities have been adding and expanding Farmers Markets, which make fresh and inexpensive produce and other healthy foods available to city residence on food assistance. The Double Up Food Bucks program helps develop this relationship, and Michigan is leading the way. I thought more people should know about it.

Next week, likely a return to bitter cynicism…


  1. Kris said,

    September 9, 2014 @ 9:52 am

    Very refreshing! Thank you!

  2. Johnny B. said,

    September 9, 2014 @ 11:05 am

    Good stuff, John… as always. Love eyeballing your ‘toons and reading your words! They help me keep a “real” pulse on what’s happening in Michigan… even way over here in the Puget Sound… thanks man!

    How about them Lions, bay-bee!!!

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