Double Up Food Bucks
Get FREE Fruits & Vegetables
with your SNAP EBT Card!
To participate in the Double Up Food Bucks program, simply bring your SNAP EBT card to a participating location to get started. For every $1 you spend on any fresh fruits and vegetables with your SNAP EBT card, you will get $1 in Double Up Food Bucks. Spend your Double Up Food Bucks for more fresh fruits and vegetables.
For issues with EBT, call the EBT Customer Service center at 1-800-359-5802
To report changes call 1-877-347-5678.
A Triple Win for Iowa
Double Up Food Bucks is a win-win-win: It increases access to healthy food, supports Iowa farmers and keeps dollars in the local economy.
How it Works
Double Up Food Bucks can be used across Iowa at your favorite grocery stores, farmers markets, and food co-ops. Learn how to use it at participating locations!
Summer 2022 Currency Update
Summer 2022 currency will be available at all participating locations beginning July 1, 2022, and is valid through September 30, 2022. Double Up Food Bucks will continue to expire quarterly in 2022. Do you want to receive Double Up Food Bucks updates in your inbox? Sign up for our email list.
Look Back at 2021
In 2021, healthy food incentive programs managed by the Healthiest State Initiative were able to make a difference in the fight against food insecurity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic:
- More than 173,000 Iowans used Double Up Food Bucks last year, redeeming the incentives for more than 2 million servings of fruits and vegetables!
- In partnership with Broadlawns Medical Center and local retailers, the Healthiest State Initiative launched the Polk County Produce Prescription Program.
Take a look back at more of the highlights: 2021 Healthy Incentives Annual Report
Specialty Crop Promotion and Capacity Building Grants Applications Open
The Iowa Healthiest State Initiative will accept applications from farmers markets, farm stands and/or CSA’s , with priority on rural and isolated communities, who currently do not have the SNAP incentive program, Double Up Food Bucks, in operation. Through an application process, the selected locations will receive technical assistance and financial support from the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative to increase the market’s sales of fresh fruits and vegetables through the following tactics; implementation of the Double Up Food Bucks program, increasing capacity of the market, implementation and sustainability planning for the market and incentive program, and digital marketing support and strategies to engage new customers that may be interested in purchasing specialty crops at the farmers market or farm stand locations. Click here to learn more and apply!
This work is supported by Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Grant Program grant no. 2018-70025-28170/project accession no. 1015841 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Iowa Healthiest State Initiative adheres to the USDA Non-Discrimination Policy
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Specialty Crop Promotion and Capacity Building Grant Application
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How Double Up Food Bucks works in both a farmers market and grocery store setting.