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Double Your Food Benefits in Iowa

Double Your Food Benefits in Iowa

Iowa residents can double their SNAP dollars through the Double Up Food Bucks program! All you have to do is shop at certain participating farmers markets in order to get extra money to buy locally grown fruits and vegetables.

What is Double Up Food Bucks?

Double Up Food Bucks is an incredible nationwide movement that is helping to put more healthy food on the plates of low income Americans. Healthy food is expensive, so a lot of people who need it can’t afford it. DUFB helps with that.

The program is fairly straightforward: when you use your EBT benefits at participating retailers, you’re given extra money to purchase produce. Everyone who currently receives SNAP food benefits in Iowa is eligible to use this!

How does it work?

When you visit a participating location, you’ll get $1 in Double Up Food Bucks for every $1 you spend with SNAP benefits. If you spend $1, you’ll get $1. If you spend $5, you’ll get $5. If you spend $10, you’ll get $10.

Unfortunately, the program is capped at a $10 match per day. That means if you spend $10, you’ll get $10… but if you spend $20, you’ll still get $10.

All you need to do is bring your SNAP EBT card to a participating location. You’ll receive a dollar-match for your eligible purchases, which you can use to get more food!

Where can I double my benefits in Iowa?

You can double your benefits at participating Farmer’s Markets, Fareway Grocery Stores, HyVee Grocery Stores, and at either New Pioneer Food Co-Op or Wheatsfield Co-Op. There’s always an up-to-date map at the Double Up website.

Farmers Markets & Stands

There are many farmers markets across the state that participate! When you visit a Farmers’ Market, you’ll need to check in at the information both. Not every vendor is set up to process EBT, so they’ll swipe your EBT card at the information booth and give you tokens you can use to purchase food from participating vendors around the market.

  • Ames Farmers Market (Ames)
  • Wheatsfield Cooperative (Ames)
  • Produce in the Park (Atlantic)
  • College Hill Farmers Market (Cedar Falls)
  • Farmers at the Market (Cedar Rapids)
  • Chariton Farmers Market (Chariton)
  • Cedar Lake Farrmers Market (Clear Lake)
  • Decorah Farmers Market (Decorah)
  • Oneota Community Food Cooperative (Decorah)
  • Freight House Farmers Market (Davenport)
  • Beaverdale Farmers Market (Des Moines)
  • Iowa Food Cooperative (Des Moines)
  • LSI Global Greens Market (Des Moines)
  • Oakridge Neighborhood Center Street Farmers Market (Des Moines)
  • Dubuque Farmers Market (Dubuque)
  • Grinnell Farmers Market (Grinnell)
  • Circle C Farms (Humboldt)
  • Field to Family Online Ordering (Iowa City)
  • Iowa City Farmers Market (Iowa City)
  • Trowel & Error Farm CSA (Iowa City)
  • Johnston Farmers Market (Johnston)
  • One Farm Market (Logan)
  • Mason City Farmers Market (Mason City)
  • Cartwright Downtown Farmers Market (Marshalltown)
  • Echollective Farm & CSA (Merchanicville)
  • Pleasant Grove Homestead (Montezuma)
  • Perry Farmers Market (Perry)
  • Country Market (Sioux City)
  • The Spencer Farmers Market (Spencer)
  • Local Harvest CSA (Solon)
  • Greens to Go Online Ordering (Waterloo)
  • Hoffman Produce Farms (Waterloo)
  • Waterloo Urban Farmers Market (Waterloo)
  • West Des Moines Valley Junction Farmers Market (West Des Moines)

Fareway Grocery Stores

There are Fareway locations that provide Double Up benefits in the following cities:

  • Ames
  • Atlantic
  • Burlington
  • Cedar Falls
  • Clarinda
  • Clear Lake
  • Creston
  • Des Moines
  • Davenport
  • Decorah
  • Dubuque
  • Evansville
  • Fort Dodge
  • Grinnell
  • Iowa City
  • Mason City
  • Marshalltown
  • Oelwein
  • Perry
  • Shenandoah
  • Spencer
  • Washington
  • Waterloo
  • West Des Moines


If you shop at HyVee, you need to remember to ask the cashier about the Double Up program. There are Hy-Vee locations that provide Double Up benefits in the following cities:

  • Albia
  • Bedford
  • Burlington
  • Cedar Rapids
  • Clarinda
  • Cornings
  • Council Bluffs
  • Corydon
  • Garner
  • Fairfield
  • Forest City
  • Keokuk
  • Leon
  • Lamoni
  • Mount Ayr
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Ottumwa
  • Shenandoah
  • Sioux City

New Pioneer Food Co-Op

The New Pioneer Food Coop has several locations. you can swipe your card at the register.

  • Cedar Rapids
  • Coralville
  • Iowa City

Don’t forget your Iowa EBT discounts!

You can get more than just free produce with your EBT card! We’ve found some truly incredible EBT discounts around Iowa, too!

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