Double Up Food Bucks for Twice the Healthy Foods!
Are you using your EBT for maximum benefit? Get double the healthy fruits & veggies you love with Double Up Food Bucks! Find the closest participating farmer’s markets & grocery stores.
Double Up Food Bucks helps low-income families eat more healthy food and supports local farmers. Under Double Up, people who participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as food stamps) can earn up to $25 per day for fruits and vegetables with a qualifying purchase. At farmers markets, SNAP recipients purchase up to $25 of any SNAP-eligible items at the market and get a matching amount of Double Up tokens to purchase fruits and vegetables. At grocery stores, SNAP recipients purchase up to $25 of local, in-season produce and get a matching credit or voucher to purchase any fresh fruits and vegetables.
The Double Up Food Bucks program is funded by a $2.9 million USDA Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive grant and $2.9 million in matching funds from private foundations and local governments, for a total of $5.8 million. Over the next two years, coalition partners will expand Double Up to 68 farmers markets and 117 grocery stores in the Kansas City and St. Louis metro areas, eastern Kansas and across Missouri.
The Double Up Heartland Coalition is led by the Mid-America Regional Council; Cultivate Kansas City; Douglas County, Kansas; the East-West Gateway Council of Governments in St. Louis; and the Fair Food Network.