Double Up Food Bucks

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 right away or save for another visit.  


For issues with EBT, call the EBT Customer Service center at 1-800-359-5802
To report changes call 1-877-347-5678.

how it works


Click to see how Double Up Food Bucks is used at:

The Farmers Market
Grocery Stores (select Fareway & Hy-Vee stores)
Food Co-op Stores

farmers market


View a map of where you can earn and redeem Double Up Food Bucks at farmers markets and grocery stores in 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. 


Summer Double up Food Bucks


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. 

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DUFB reportIn 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


As communities continue to respond to COVID-19, Double Up Food Bucks is here for Iowans with SNAP Cards (EBT) to double their food dollars to purchase more healthy food:

Now Accepting Applications: 

Iowa Healthiest State Initiative Specialty Crop Promotion and Capacity Building Grants

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
EIN:  45-4570642

This work is supported by Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program grant no. 2021-70030-35920/project accession no. 1027399 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.