You can double your food benefits through Double Up Food Bucks Texas! This organization provides a dollar-for-dollar match so that you can get twice as much food as you pay for. It’s an incredible opportunity to get even more healthy food with your food stamps dollars.
In this article, we’ll review what this program is, who is eligible for it, how it works and what you need to do to start getting more food for your money.
What is Double Up Food Bucks Texas?
This is the Texas branch of the nationwide Double Up Food Bucks movement. This organization is dedicated to improving nutrition for low income people across America by giving you free fruits and vegetables when you shop with your SNAP benefits.
In Texas, there are around 50 participating locations that will help you get these extras. Don’t forget your Texas EBT discounts, too!
Who is eligible?
There are no extra eligibility requirements for this program!
You just need to shop with your SNAP EBT card at a participating market, as listed below.
How does it work?
The program works a little differently depending on whether you are shopping at a grocery store or a farmers market.
Each grocery store decides how to handle this program independently. Some stores will issue you a coupon at checkout so you can spend your Double Up dollars on your next visit. Other stores track your extra benefits on loyalty cards, and others may provide an instant 50% discount.
Either way, you can only use those benefits to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at the store where you earned those credits. You can’t earn them at one store and spend them at another.
The good news is that you can use this program year-round at participating grocery stores! This is a huge advantage because most farmers markets are seasonal.
At the Farmers Market, things work a little differently. Instead of shopping from one store, you’re actually shopping from many different farmers who have gathered at the market.
To make the checkout process easier, most markets will ask you to visit the information booth or welcome table so that you can speak to the market manager. They’ll ask how much money you want to spend that day, and they’ll run your card for that amount. In exchange, you’ll receive tokens that you can use to purchase things from the vendors at the market.
You’ll actually receive two sets of tokens: one for the money you spent and an extra set of Double Up tokens. The tokens you paid for can be used to buy any EBT-eligible items at the market. The Double Up ones will look different and can only be used to purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables.
There is a $30 per day limit on Double Up tokens, though.
What markets participate in DUFB Texas?
The first step to using this program is finding a participating market. There are over 50 participating grocery stores and farmers markets in Texas.
We’ve organized the following list alphabetically by city for your convenience. Please note that some retailers will also double benefits from other programs, including WIC, WIC’s FMNP and SFMNP. Some retailers also have different daily limits, ranging from $5 per day to $40 per day.
|Austin||Fresh for Less Mobile Market: Central Southeast Health and Wellness Center||2901 Montopolis Dr., Austin TX, 78741|
|Austin||Fresh for Less Mobile Market: CommUnity Care North Central||1210 W. Braker Ln., Austin TX, 78758|
|Austin||Fresh for Less Mobile Market: East Austin Neighborhood Center||211 Comal St., Austin, TX 78702||Also Accepts FMNP|
|Austin||Fresh for Less Mobile Market: East YMCA||5315 Ed Bluestein Blvd., Austin, TX 78723|
|Austin||Fresh for Less Mobile Market: People’s Community Clinic||1101 Camino La Costa, Austin, TX 78752|
|Austin||Fresh for Less Mobile Market: Sierra Vista Apartments||4320 S. Congress Ave., Austin TX, 78745|
|Austin||Fresh for Less Mobile Market: St. John’s Episcopal Church||11201 Parkfield Dr., Austin TX, 78758|
|Austin||SFC Farmers’ Market at Sunset Valley||3200 Jones Rd., Austin TX, 78745||Also Accepts WIC & FMNP|
|Austin||SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown||422 Guadalupe St., Austin TX, 78701||Also Accepts WIC & FMNP|
|Austin||Texas Farmers’ Market at Mueller||2006 Philomena St., Austin TX, 78723||Also Accepts FMNP|
|Austin||Wheatsville Food Co-op||4001 S Lamar Blvd., Austin TX, 78704||50% Discount|
|Austin||Wheatsville Food Co-op||3101 Guadalupe St., Austin TX, 78705||50% Discount|
|Brownfield||United Supermarkets #536||1401 Tahoka Rd, Brownfield TX, 79316||$5 Limit; also accepts WIC|
|Brownsville||Brownsville Farmers’ Market||1534 E 6th St. Brownsville, Tx. 78520||Also Accepts WIC & FMNP|
|Cedar Creek||Fresh for Less Home Delivery||3608 River Road, Cedar Creek, 78612||Free home delivery. Select “Home Delivery” and Offline Payment” at checkout.|
|Cedar Park||Texas Farmers’ Market at Lakeline||11200 Lakeline Mall Dr., Cedar Park TX, 78613||Also Accepts FMNP|
|Dallas||For Oak Cliff Farmers Market||907 E. Ledbetter Dr., Dallas TX, 75216||Also Accepts FMNP|
|El Paso||Spoon Flower Grocery||1714 Yandell Dr. Unit B, El Paso, TX 79902|
|Forest Hill||Foodland #53||3320 Mansfield Hwy., Forest Hill TX, 76119||$10 Limit; also accepts WIC|
|Fort Worth||Elrod’s Cost Plus #9||1524 NW 25th St., Fort Worth TX, 76164||$10 Limit; also accepts WIC|
|Fort Worth||Foodland #52||1212 S Ayers Ave., Fort Worth TX, 76105||$10 Limit; also accepts WIC|
|Fort Worth||Lake Worth Farmers Market||7005 Charbonneau Rd., Fort Worth, TX|
|Galveston||Galveston’s Own Farmers Market||2822 Market St., Galveston, TX 77550||$15 Limit; also accepts FMNP|
|Harlingen||HOPE Farmers’ Market||19833 Morris Rd, Harlingen, TX 78552||Also Accepts FMNP|
|Harlingen||HOPE Mobile Farmers’ Market||19833 Morris Rd, Harlingen, TX 78552||Also Accepts FMNP|
|Houston||Little Red Box Grocery||3401 Harrisburg, Houston, TX 77003||50% discount at Point of Sale|
|Houston||Northeast Community Farmers Market||5425 Troost St., Houston TX, 77026||$40 Limit|
|Houston||Urban Harvest Farmers Market||2752 Buffalo Speedway, Houston TX, 77027||$40 Limit|
|Idalou||Juicy Lucy’s and Idalou Harvest Farmers Market||12206 East Hwy 62, Idalou, Texas 79329||Also Accepts FMNP|
|Lubbock||Downtown Lubbock Farmers Market||1824 Buddy Holly Ave., Lubbock, TX 79401||Also Accepts FMNP|
|Lubbock||United Supermarkets #501||2630 Parkway Drive, Lubbock TX, 79403||$5 Limit|
|Lufkin||Lufkin Urban Garden & Market||805 Sayers Ave., Lufkin, TX 75904|
|McAllen||McAllen Farmers Market||4001 N 23rd St., McAllen, Texas||Also Accepts FMNP|
|New Braunfels||SAFB Farmers’ Market: New Braunfels Food Bank||1620 S Seguin Ave., New Braunfels TX, 78130||Also Accepts FMNP & SFMNP|
|Plainview||Mid-Plains Farmers Market – Plainview||2803 Olton Road, Plainview TX, 79072||Also Accepts FMNP|
|Saginaw||Saginaw Farmers Market||752 S. Knowles Dr., Saginaw, TX|
|San Antonio||Mobile Mercado: CommuniCare West||1102 Barclay St., San Antonio TX, 78207|
|San Antonio||Mobile Mercado: UHS – Southeast Clinic||1055 Ada St., San Antonio TX, 78223|
|San Antonio||Mobile Mercado: UHS – Southwest Clinic||2121 SW 36th St., San Antonio TX, 78237|
|San Antonio||Mobile Mercado: UHS – Texas Diabetes Institute||701 S. Zarzamora St., San Antonio TX, 78207|
|San Antonio||Pearl Farmers Market||312 Pearl Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78215|
|San Antonio||SAFB Farmers’ Market: Mission Marquee Plaza||3100 Roosevelt Ave., San Antonio TX, 78214||Also Accepts FMNP & SFMNP|
|San Antonio||SAFB Farmers’ Market: Pica Pica Plaza||910 Military Dr, San Antonio TX, 78228||Also Accepts FMNP & SFMNP|
|San Antonio||SAFB Farmers’ Market: Texas Holy Cross (Salinas)||630 S General McMullen St., San Antonio TX, 78237||Also Accepts FMNP & SFMNP|
|San Antonio||SAFB Farmers’ Market: WIC Clinic Callaghan||412 Callaghan Rd., San Antonio TX, 78228||Also Accepts FMNP & SFMNP|
|Waco||Bridge Street Farmers Market||200 bridge St., Waco, TX 76704||Also Accepts WIC, FMNP|
|Waco||Waco Downtown Farmers Market||500 Washington Ave., Waco, TX 76701||Also Accepts FMNP|
|White Settlement||Cowtown Farmers Market||8901 Clifford st., White Settlement, TX 76108|
|Wichita Falls||Wichita Falls Farmers Market||807 Austin St. Wichita Falls, TX 76308||Also Accepts FMNP & SFMNP|
|Wolfforth||Wolfforth Farmers Market||8924 County Road 7100, Wolfforth TX, 79382||Also Accepts FMNP|
When you use your food benefits to shop at these retailers, you can get even more food for your money! Double Up Food Bucks Texas can double your food benefits every day to help you get more nutritious, healthy food. Depending on where you shop, you could get between $5 and $40 in free food every day!