Nevada residents, you can get up to $20 in free food every day when you shop with Double Up Food Bucks Nevada! This program is available at certain grocery stores and farmers markets around the state, as listed below.
This program is part of the nationwide Double Up Food Bucks movement. It is a nutrition incentive program is designed to help people who rely on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits get more healthy food for their money. After all, most people don’t get very much in SNAP benefits and it’s hard to make healthy choices on a tight budget.
Who is eligible for Double Up Food Bucks Nevada?
In order to be eligible to participate in this program, you need to meet two requirements:
- You must receive SNAP food benefits.
- You must shop at a participating location.
The second part is obviously the trickiest. Not every grocery store or farmers market offers this program. You need to make sure you visit a participating location in order to double your benefits.
How does DUFB Nevada work?
It sounds more complicated than it is. It’s actually very easy to get free food from the Double Up Food Bucks Nevada program, as long as you go to the right location.
At the Market
If you go to a farmers market, you’ll need to start by talking to the market manager or information booth. They’ll scan your EBT card and give you tokens in exchange for the money you spend. Those tokens can be spent at the different vendors at the market. That way, not every vendor has to be set up to process EBT payments.
You’ll also receive a second set of free tokens that can be used to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables or honey. The free tokens will be equal to the amount you spent or $20, whichever is less.
That means if you spend $10, you’ll get $10 in regular tokens and an extra $10 in free tokens. If you spend $20, you’ll get $20 in regular tokens and $20 in free tokens. But if you spend more than $20, you’ll still only get $20 in free tokens.
Generally, it’s better to spend up to $20 per day and visit the market on different days if you want to make the most of the Double Up Food Bucks Nevada program.
At the Grocery Store
At the grocery store, things work a little differently. You don’t need to go to a manager or information booth in order to use these benefits.
Simply shop as normal and at checkout, you’ll receive coupons that can be used to get fresh fruits or vegetables. You cannot get free honey through this program when you shop at the grocery store. If you want to use your free tokens for honey, you’ll need to go to a farmers market instead.
It appears that the coupons you receive when you shop at the grocery store must be used after you check out. You could choose to immediately run through the store again to get your fruits and vegetables, or you could save them for your next visit.
If you have any questions or problems, you can always visit the Customer Service Desk for more information.
Where can I get free food from Double Up Food Bucks Nevada?
If you’d like to get started, here’s the list of participating locations where you can use these benefits:
- Caliente Farmers Market
- Mariana’s Market (574 N Eastern Ave)
- Mario’s Market (1960 Martin Luther King Rd)
- Veggie Buck Truck (RTC Bonneville Transit Center or SNHD Decatur Crossing Center)
- Reno Food Systems Farm Stand
- Riverside Farmers Market
- Shirley’s Farmers Market (Tamarack and Village locations)
Other Northern Nevada Locations
- Dayton Farmers Market (209 Dayton Valley Rd in Dayton)
- Fernley Poolside Farmers Market (300 Cottonwood Lane in Fernley)
- The Desert Farming Initiative (at Sparks Methodist Church)
Who runs Double Up Food Bucks Nevada?
In Nevada, this program is run by Together We Can and Vegas Roots. This organization also offers additional helpful services, including:
- WELL Women of Color
- Diabetes DIVA Program
- Veggie Buck Truck
- Blacks in Nature
The Veggie Buck Truck obviously participates in the Double Up program. According to local news provider KTNV, the truck provides fresh fruits and vegetables for just $1 per pound.
Other EBT Perks in Nevada
If you live in Nevada and receive EBT benefits, there are a few other things you need to know. Don’t forget to check out our incredible list of EBT discounts in your state!