Appropriate Funds for Doubling SNAP Dollars: HB 235
Sponsor: Rep. Andrea Olsen
Create nutrition incentive program for SNAP participants: The Double SNAP Dollars program allows for Montanans who face food insecurity to afford more local fruit and vegetables. State investment would not only provide stability for current operating sites (participating farmers markets and farm share markets), but also allow the program to improve food security for vulnerable families and improve health outcomes. Montana Farmers Union supports this bill because it will boost local food systems and prevent food insecurity among vulnerable Montanans. This bill is sponsored by Rep. Tom Welch and will be heard in the House Human Services committee on Feb. 3.
See how Double Snap works in practice here: