Double Up Food Bucks Nebraska can help you get more food with your food benefits! This program rewards smart shoppers who use their SNAP EBT benefits at participating retailers with extra money to purchase healthy food.
Let’s talk about this program is, who is eligible and how it can help you!
What is Double Up Food Bucks Nebraska?
This is the Nebraska branch of the nationwide Double Up Food Bucks program, which aims to help low income shoppers increase their buying power and get more healthy food.
This program will give you up to $20 in free food every day when you spend up to $20 in food benefits at a participating location.
Who is eligible?
Anyone who receives SNAP benefits can participate in Double Up Food Bucks Nebraska! Even if you live out-of-state, you can use this perk if you shop at a participating retailer.
It doesn’t require any complicated applications or verifications. You just take your benefits to a participating provider and start shopping!
How does Double Up Food Bucks Nebraska work?
If you are shopping at a grocery store, the store can decide whether to give you the doubled benefits in coupons, a loyalty card, or with a DUFB card. The way they issue the rewards may vary, but the way you earn the doubled bucks is the same. You just need to purchase eligible items with your SNAP benefits at a participating location! Once you earn the doubled benefits, you’ll be able to use those dollars to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.
At Farmers Markets, it works a little differently. It would be very difficult for every individual farmer to get approved to accept SNAP benefits so many markets only accept EBT at the Information Tent. You’ll need to speak to someone there and they will run your card for the amount you specify. You’ll receive tokens for the amount you spent and another set of free tokens for the Double Up Food Bucks Nebraska program. The EBT tokens you paid for can be used on any EBT-eligible item at the market but the DUFB tokens can only be used on fresh produce.
What locations participate?
There are over a dozen providers around the state who participate in Double Up Food Bucks Nebraska.
- AFM Marketplace (Holdrege)
- Central Market (Hebron)
- Dale’s (David City)
- Enrique’s Market (York)
- Fresh Foods (Gering)
- Fresh Seasons (Gothenburg)
- Grocery Kart (Alliance)
- Henderon’s IGA (Valentine)
- Hometown Market (Red Cloud)
- Ideal Market (Superior)
- Las Nena’s Zamora Market (Omaha)
- Lincoln Mediterranean Market (Lincoln)
- Open Harvest Co-Op Grocery (Lincoln)
- Plum Creek Market (Lexington)
- Ray’s Apple Market (Fairbury)
- Community Crops Veggie Van (Lincoln)
- Kearney Area Farmers Market (Kearney)
- Omaha Farmers Market – Aksarben Village (Omaha)
- Omaha Farmers Market – Old Market (Omaha)
- Seward Farmers Market (Seward)
- Sunday Farmers Market – College View (Lincoln)
- Thursday Farmers Market – Fallbrook (Lincoln)
Community Supported Agriculture
- No More Empty Pots Community Harvest
The CSA program does not have a daily limit. You can buy more fruits and vegetables through the CSA program than with other methods.
If you are a SNAP shopper in Nebraska, you can get more food for your money if you shop at a Double Up Food Bucks Nebraska location. These select retailers can help you earn extra money towards fresh fruits and vegetables when you shop with your EBT dollars. Try it today!