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  • Health Department Schedules…

    LeFlore County Health Department Schedules Flu Vaccine Clinics

    The LeFlore County Health Department announced today…

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  • Tuesday September 19th Lunch…

    Join the LeFlore County Historical Society for their Tuesday lunch at the museum.

    Fried Chicken, potato salad, Cole…

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  • Decorating Wisely:…

    I know it seems a bit early, but I’ve already started thinking about Thanksgiving. I mean, heck, we’re already to…

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  • License Fee Changes Announced…

    According to a press release, starting Oct. 1,2017, businesses in Oklahoma that are required to have a permit to…

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    Press Release

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Supporting family members with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) is…

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  • LEFLORE COUNTY FREE HEALTH &…

    A Public Service Announcement

    LeFlore County Health Department will be hosting a multi-agency free health and safety…

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  • Autism Screening In Sallisaw

    Press Release

    The Pervasive Parenting Center (C.P.R.C.) will provide a free autism screening day, Monday, Sept. 25…

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  • Myers Drive In

    Myers Drive In – Good food, Friendly Service, great prices

    If you are looking for a good hamburger in Poteau, well…

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  • Decorating Wisely: Fall

    I hope you all had a fun-filled, relaxing Labor Day holiday. Ours didn’t start out that great since we hit a deer on…

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  • Friday, Sept 8th Lunch…

    Friday September 8th Lunch Special at the Lumberjack Café is:

    Smoked Brisket, Smoked Ribs, Smoked Bologna, Honey or Hot…

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  • Friday, Sept 8th…

    The Friday Breakfast and lunch menu at Carl Albert State College is:

    Breakfast - Scramble Eggs, Hash browns, Bacon,…

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    Press release

    The Pervasive Parenting Center and Haskell County Sheriff’s Department will host Sgt. Cory Sutton of…

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  • Got To Double Back

    Pervasive Parenting by Kodey Toney

    I want to revisit Theory of mind again this week. More specifically I want to talk…

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    Press ReleasePrepare Your Family for a Disaster

    Oklahomans are all too familiar with the damage often caused by…

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  • Blueberry Cheesecake Cookies…

    2 boxes Jiffy blueberry muffin mix4 oz cream cheese (softened)1 stick butter (softened)1/2 cup light brown sugar,…

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SNAP recipients gain expanded benefits at local farmer’s markets Featured

Written by  Tuesday, 05 July 2016 23:07
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Oklahoma City—The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other agencies to increase buying power of locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables.

 

The Double Up Oklahoma (DUO) program lets recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) stretch their food dollars by matching up to $20 of SNAP benefits per day at participating farmer’s markets. A pilot program has been in place in Tulsa for several years, and is now expanding statewide.

 

“This program will allow SNAP recipients to literally double the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables they buy,” said Jim Struby, director of the DHS Adult and Family Services Division. “Customers who participate in farmer’s market SNAP incentive programs like this consistently report eating a more healthy diet. Expanding this program statewide will also allow our clients to double their buying power.”

 

The program begins July 1. Communities participating in the DUO program include farmer’s markets in Tulsa, Guthrie, Norman, Muskogee, Okmulgee and Oklahoma City. Additional farmer’s markets will be added to the program next year.

 

The Double Up program is made possible nationwide through a $16.8 million dollar USDA grant to increase SNAP dollars spent on fruits and vegetables and encourage recipients to eat healthy.

 

“The SNAP program is 100 percent federally funded, and brings in a significant amount of revenue to the state,” Struby said. “This is an opportunity to promote community well-being while also supporting our local farmers.”


An average of 614,884 Oklahomans received SNAP benefits during the last fiscal year; more than 350,000 of those are children, seniors and people with disabilities.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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