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Get More Fresh Food with Double Up Food Bucks!

Get More Fresh Food with Double Up Food Bucks!

Double Up Food Bucks is a nationwide movement that empowers SNAP EBT shoppers to get twice as much fresh fruits and veggies when they shop from local farmer’s markets. This initiative has already launched in 25 states!

What is Double Up Food Bucks?

Double Up Food Bucks is a nationwide movement that began in Detroit in 2009. The pilot program was a great success, so it has now expanded to more than two dozen states. There are over 900 participating locations nationwide.

Usually, these locations are Farmer’s Markets. However, there are some participating grocery stores, convenience stores, CSA programs and more that also offer benefits under the DUFB program.

This movement is powered by the Fair Food Network, a national nonprofit based in Washington DC. The FFN team is dedicated to the development of a fair and sustainable food system for all Americans.

Who is Eligible for Double Up Food Bucks?

Anyone who receives SNAP benefits can participate in Double Up Food Bucks! As long as there’s a participating location near you, you can start doubling the value of your Farmer’s Market purchases right away.

The official website for this program does not indicate any geographic restrictions but the program may operate differently in different markets.

How does it work?

In order to use this program, you must first apply for SNAP benefits. That’s because the only money that gets doubled are benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Next, you’ll need to find a Double Up Food Bucks location in your area. The program currently operates in more than 25 states with over 900 participating markets. We’ve done our best to include the list below.

Third, you’ll need to shop at the participating market with your EBT benefits! Usually, you’ll need to swipe your EBT card in exchange for tokens. You’ll get tokens worth twice what you paid in EBT benefits. Those tokens can be exchanged for fresh produce at the market.

Where can I find a Double Up Food Bucks location near me?

The majority of US states have at least one DUFB location and most of them have many locations. To find the location nearest you, you’ll need to visit the state-specific details page by clicking the links below.

If your state does not have a link yet, let us know in the comments below so that we can expedite that research for you.

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

The program does not exist in all areas yet.

You need to remember that Double Up Food Bucks is the name of a specific program organized by a specific nonprofit. There are nearly-identical programs across the country that do basically the same thing (like Produce Perks in Ohio), so please don’t be discouraged if your state is on this list.

As of this writing, the following states do not have an active DUFB-branded program but may have other state-specific programs.

FAQs about Double Up Food Bucks

This is a great opportunity for SNAP users, so it’s natural that we’ve received a lot of questions. Here are few of the most common.

Do I need to apply for Double Up Food Bucks?

No, you do not need to apply for Double Up Food Bucks. If you receive SNAP food benefits, then you can use DUFB by shopping at a participating location.

Who runs Double Up Food Bucks?

Double Up Food Bucks is organized by Fair Food Network, a nationwide nonprofit based in Washington DC.

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Friday 31st of March 2023

Nothing for Louisiana?

Catherine Marucci

Friday 31st of March 2023

Unfortunately, they do not have the program yet. They still might in the future.


Friday 31st of March 2023

There isn't a link for Iowa.

Catherine Marucci

Friday 31st of March 2023

We're still working on putting the research together for some states. We'll update this page as we get it.


Friday 31st of March 2023

Looking for the Double Up Program in Mississippi. Does it exist?

Catherine Marucci

Friday 31st of March 2023

Hi Sarah. There is one. As soon as we get all the info on it, we will post it here.


Thursday 30th of March 2023

Nebraska is not linked.

Catherine Marucci

Thursday 30th of March 2023

We'll put it on the top of our to-do list!


Wednesday 29th of March 2023


Catherine Marucci

Thursday 30th of March 2023

Hi Macellus. Yes, they do. We'll add their information as soon as we've collected it all.