Double Up Food Bucks

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The Double Up Food Bucks program doubles the value of federal nutrition (SNAP or food stamps) benefits spent at participating markets and grocery stores, helping people bring home more healthy fruits and vegetables while supporting local farmers. The wins are three-fold: low-income consumers eat more healthy food, local farmers gain new customers and make more money, and more food dollars stay in the local economy.

Double Up is the first statewide incentive program to be rolled out with a uniform design, central administration, and local implementation. It has proven to be successful in rural, urban, and suburban communities alike. The program is rooted in partnerships—both with local partners and key statewide efforts.

The fiscal year 2020 Executive Budget Recommendation invests $4 million for Double Up Food Bucks to increase the purchasing power of residents who receive food assistance. This funding, along with private dollars, will leverage federal funding to expand the program statewide. 

Learn more about the Double Up Food Bucks Program.

Read the State Budget Office Issue Paper on Double Up Food Bucks.