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How to Double Your SNAP Benefits in Alabama

How to Double Your SNAP Benefits in Alabama

Double your SNAP benefits in Alabama with the Double Up Food Bucks program! This program doubles the amount of money you spend on fresh, locally grown produce. For example, you can bring home $40 in fresh fruits and vegetables when you spend $20. It’s a great way to get more food for your money!

Of course, like any assistance program, there are rules about who is eligible and where it works. Before you head out for your next grocery run, let’s talk about how you can get more food for your money.

Who is eligible to double their SNAP benefits?

Every SNAP user in Alabama can double their SNAP benefits through this program. There are no eligibility or geographic restrictions. You just need to have an active EBT card with SNAP benefits and shop from a participating market.

If you haven’t already signed up for SNAP, be sure to apply right away!

There is a $20 per day limit.

Although there are some states that do not limit the amount of free produce you can receive, Alabama does have a $20 per day limit.

That means you can spend $20 and receive another $20 in free produce, for a grand total of $40 in produce… but you can’t get more than $20 in free produce per day. If you spend $30, you’re not going to be doubled to $60. You’ll still only get $20 in free produce, for a total of a $50 value.

It’s a little confusing but it helps this program stay sustainable. Otherwise, the people who sponsor it may not be able to afford to continue it.

Where are the participating locations?

Of course, this program only works at participating locations. You’ll need to visit one of these markets or grocery stores and go to their information desk to get started.


Bessemer Farmers’ Market participates in Double Up Food Bucks. During their open season, you can visit the market on Saturdays between 8am and 12pm. The open season is between April and September.


Birmingham has several seasonal markets that participate in Double Up Food Bucks. They also have a grocery store that participates! That grocery store is Food Giant, and it’s open daily between 7am and 9pm.

Birmingham Central Market is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 12:30pm and 5:30pm. The market runs from February through December.

Community Care Development Network is a registered provider but does not list any dates or locations. You will need to contact them for more information.

East Lake Farmers Market is open between 8am and 12pm on Saturdays. The market is open from May through October.

The Market at Pepper Place is open every Saturday from 7am to 12pm.


Green Street Market is open on Thursday evenings between May and October.


Livingston Market Place is open on weekdays between 7am and 9pm.


Mobile Food Champs is open weekdays between 7am and 9pm.


Wright’s Market is open between 7am and 8pm Monday through Saturday. On Sundays, the open hours are 12pm to 6pm. The market is open year-round.


The North Mobile Food Park is open on Saturdays between 8am and 12pm between March and December.


Tuscaloosa Farmer’s Market is open on Saturdays between 7am and 12pm, year-round.

If you get EBT in Alabama, don’t forget this!

Did you know that there are many museums, science centers and zoos in Alabama that offer EBT discounts? Don’t forget to check this out!

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