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SpartanNash is renewing its Double Up Food Bucks program, with shoppers at 46 Family Fare, VG’s and ValuLand stores throughout Michigan giving food stamp recipients the opportunity to double fresh produce purchases.

SpartanNash, Grand Rapids, Mich., has offered the program since 2014, adding three stores this year, according to a news release.

Double Up Food Bucks is administered by the Fair Food Network, which allows Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants to receive a match up to $20 a day for fruit and vegetable purchases at stores in the program.

“At SpartanNash, we are committed to partnering with local growers and producers, as well as building stronger communities with programs like Double Up Food Bucks,” Tom Swanson, SpartanNash senior vice president and general manager of corporate retail, said in the release.

Double Up Food Bucks is available in more than 150 farmers markets, farm stands and other retail outlets, as well as more than 100 grocery stores, according to the release.

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