The Vegas Roots Community Garden ‘Veggie Buck Truck’ visited Annabelle Pines to help our residents access fresh produce. This pop-up mobile farmer’s market, the first of its kind in the Las Vegas area, delivers healthy, fresh, and affordable foods to low-income neighborhoods and vulnerable members of the Las Vegas community.

Thirty-one residents of our Annabelle Pines independent senior community purchased locally sourced fresh fruits and vegetables during the visit. As part of the Double Up Food Bucks program, for every SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which helps individuals and families buy the food they need for good health) dollar spent, the resident earned a $1 Double Up Food Buck they could use on the same day, or on a later date, at any participating farmer’s market.

Nikki from the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension was also on hand to provide SNAP and Double Up Food Bucks information, as well as some goodies.

This program, facilitated by Annabelle Pines’ Resident Services Coordinator, Janet, helps our residents fight food insecurity and increase health and wellness by eating fresh produce. The program also increases financial stability of residents with the added Double Up Food Bucks. Partnerships like those with Vegas Roots Community Garden and its Veggie Buck Truck help our residents live well.

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