LOCAL Coalition

Lifting Oklahoma Communities, Agriculture, and Lifestyles through Double Up Oklahoma

The LOCAL Coalition is working to expand this public-private partnership through an investment of state funds. With increased funding, the DUO program can support more communities across Oklahoma.

 

Double Up Oklahoma (DUO) incentivizes fresh fruit and vegetable purchases by matching each dollar spent in SNAP with one dollar in DUO Bucks that can be used to buy fresh produce (up to $20/EBT card/day).

“I buy more produce and a wider variety than I ever could before because I know it will sell. [Before DUO] I could never sell things like asparagus and eggplant, but now it won’t stay on the shelves.”

Terry

Produce Manager, Okemah Homeland

Goal

Funding of $5 million from the State of Oklahoma would:
Expand the program to as many as 30 new grocery stores in 30 new communities
Evaluate program to measure community health impacts
Increase Oklahoma-grown produce in grocery stores

 

Return on Investment

Increased local economic impact
Positive community health impacts
Increased food security in local communities

 

“DUO has allowed me to buy more healthy food for my kids.”

Oklahoma Mom and DUO Customer

Coalition Updates

 

About DUO

 

 

HEALTHY ECONOMIES

Nutrition incentives strengthen local economies by generating up to $2.90 for every $1 in nutrition incentive spent.

HEALTHY FOOD

Nutrition incentives have been shown to lead to a 26% increase in produce consumption amongst participants.

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

Estimated 304,000 cardiovascular events prevented by participation in nutrition incentive programs.

Coalition Members

 

 

American Heart Association | Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma | Hunger Free Oklahoma | Oklahoma Grocers Association
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy | Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma | The Oklahoma Academy

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Contact Us

Jessica Dietrich
Director of Government Relations and Public Policy
Hunger Free Oklahoma
(405) 546-9084
Jessica.Dietrich@HungerFreeOK.org

Peyton Stacy
Director of Policy and Grant Administration
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy
(405) 412-8600
PStacy@OICA.org

Contact Us

Jessica Dietrich
Policy and Government Relations Manager
Hunger Free Oklahoma
(405) 546-9084
Jessica.Dietrich@HungerFreeOK.org

Peyton Stacy
Director of Policy and Grant Administration
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy
(405) 412-8600
PStacy@OICA.org

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