FOR PARTICIPANTS

HOW DOUBLE UP FOOD BUCKS WORKS

Get double the fruits and veggies when you use your EBT Card.

It's Easy to Get Started

When you use your EBT Card, Double Up matches all SNAP eligible purchases dollar for dollar (up to $20 a day) and gives users an additional $1 to spend on fruits and vegetables. That means you and your family get twice the fresh fruits and veggies.

Since 2014, thousands of New York families have used Double Up Food Bucks to buy more than 4.9 million pounds of healthy food.

Am I eligible to use Double Up Food Bucks?

  • If you have an active EBT/SNAP Card, you can use Double Up
  • If you are on SNAP, you are eligible for Double Up
  • Some locations may require a quick sign-up at a cashier or information booth

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Your feedback helps us improve Double Up. All responses are confidential.

Turn an Apple a Day into Two Apples a Day

When you use your EBT Card, Double Up matches your fruit and vegetable purchases dollar for dollar, up to $20 a day. That means you and your family get twice the fresh fruits and veggies.

If you have a EBT Card, you’re automatically eligible for Double Up. It’s easy as pie.

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Two Ways to Shop with Double Up Food Bucks

At the
Grocery Store
At the
Farmers Market

At the
Grocery Store

View the steps below to see how you can dig into twice the fruits and veggies at the grocery store

At the
Farmers Market

View the steps below to see how you can dig into twice the fruits and veggies at the grocery store

1

Find a participating store near you

With more than 180 participating locations across New York, it’s easy to find one close to you.

2

Ask how Double Up Food Bucks works at your local store

Grocery store staff are ready to help you get started.

Grocery stores may use coupons, a store loyalty card, or the Double Up Food Bucks card. Your local store’s cashier will be happy to explain how it works at their location. If you’re given a coupon, don’t forget to bring it the next time you shop.

3

Shop for fruits and veggies

As you shop, don’t forget to explore all the produce grown right here in New York!

4

Pay with your EBT Card and get Double Up Food Bucks

For every dollar you spend on fruits and veggies with your EBT Card, the grocery store will match it dollar for dollar, up to $20 a day. You can use Double Up Food Bucks to buy even more fruits and veggies at that store the next time you shop. It’s that simple.

What will you make with all this fresh produce? Check out our local recipes

1

Find a participating farmers market near you

With more than 180 participating locations across New York, it’s easy to find a farmers market near you.

2

Look for a Market Manager or the information booth

Before you shop, go to the farmers market info booth and ask about Double Up Food Bucks. Market staff are ready to help you get started.

3

Get your EBT and Double Up tokens

Let the farmers market staff know how much you want to spend from your EBT Card at the market.

For every $2 you spend from your EBT Card, you will get $2 in Double Up Food Bucks.

Many markets use tokens for both EBT Card and Double Up Food Bucks. Some use the Double Up Food Bucks card instead of tokens. The Double Up card matches your EBT purchases dollar for dollar.

4

Shop for food

Use your EBT Card tokens to buy any SNAP-eligible foods, including bread and meat, and your Double Up tokens to buy any fruits and vegetables grown in New York. From apples to zucchini, an entire alphabet of produce is available to you.

Need inspiration on turning your fruit and vegetables into delicious meals? Check out our recipes

At the
Grocery Store
At the
Farmers Market

Frequently Asked Questions

Statewide, more than 180 grocery stores, farmers markets, mobile markets, and corner stores participate in Double Up. Find a location or call us at 800-682-5016 to find a participating site near you.

If you shop with a Double Up card or the MyFresh Wallet app, you can visit mydoubleup.com to check your balance. Or you can call us at 800-682-5016.

You can recommend a location to us or call us at 800-682-5016 to tell us where you want Double Up to take root in your area.

Visit our Community Resources page for other New York food assistance resources to help you and your family.

Wegmans, Tops and Walmart do yet not participate in our program. We primarily work with independent and regional grocery stores and farmers markets at this time, with more than 180+ participating locations across New York. Find one near you

For more questions and answers, visit our FAQ page.

Unprocessed, fresh produce qualifies for purchase with Double Up Food Bucks, such as:

  • Raw, whole fruits and vegetables
  • Produce bearing plants
  • Minimally cut fruit and vegetables with no additives

Download the
Double Up App

Have a EBT Card and use a Double Up Card? Access all your Double Up information in one place and on the go with Double Up’s MyFresh Wallet app.

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