INVEST IN DOUBLE UP FOOD BUCKS
Double Up Food Bucks does three great things all at once: it increases access to healthy food, supports Iowa farmers and keeps dollars in the local economy. It's a win-win-win!
HOW IT WORKS:
Double Up Food Bucks is a SNAP-incentive program that matches purchases of fruits and vegetables $1:$1 at participating Iowa grocery stores and farmers markets. Customers can use Double Up Food Bucks like cash on more fresh fruits and vegetables. Learn more about how it works here.
The Healthiest State Initiative is requesting a direct, annual $1 million appropriation to support Double Up Food Bucks, a statewide nutrition incentive program, at Iowa farmers markets and grocery stores. Here is our 2022 Funding Proposal.
Double Up Food Bucks is managed by the Iowa Healthiest State Initiative, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The program is funded and supported through public-private partnerships. If you'd like to learn more about how a state appropriation could help fund Double Up Food Bucks, contact us here.