Increasing Access to Fresh, Affordable Foods
Double Up Food Bucks is a nutrition incentive program that matches SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – formerly known as food stamps) purchases at participating farmers markets, mobile markets and retail sites. The Double Up incentive is a way to increase the access to and the affordability of fresh fruits and vegetables to low-income individuals and families. Double Up provides a $1 for $1 match on any SNAP purchase.
The Double Up Food Bucks incentive can only be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables thereby promoting healthier eating habits among the participants and redirecting federal food assistance dollars into the local food and agriculture economy. In addition to expanding the number of sites where Double Up Food Bucks is available, we have partnered with Applied Sciences Group to develop and test new technologies that deliver SNAP incentives at the point-of-sale.