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Enjoy more fresh, Oregon-grown produce with SNAP Double Up Food Bucks

Fresh produce that you can get for free with Oregon Food Stamps.

Did you know that you can bring home double the amount of fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables — and at no additional cost to your family?

When you use your Oregon Trail EBT card (also known as “SNAP” or “food stamps”) at participating farmers markets and grocery stores, the SNAP Double Up Food Bucks program doubles each dollar you spend. The program is active at dozens of locations across Oregon, including independently-owned stores that offer a variety of culturally-familiar, traditional foods. You can even use Double Up for a major discount on your annual farm share (CSA) membership!

This resource focuses on SNAP Double Up Food Bucks benefits for Oregon residents. You can also use your Oregon SNAP EBT benefits to earn more fruits and vegetables at these Washington or Idaho locations.

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How do I access Double Up Food Bucks?

If you are familiar with SNAP and want to know more about Double Up, you can learn more here:

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Where can I use Double Up Food Bucks?

If you’re looking for local stores and farmers markets that accept Double Up, this searchable map can help:

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Do I qualify for SNAP Benefits?

If you’re not sure if you qualify for benefits, here’s a helpful tool you can use to see if you are eligible:

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If you have more questions about SNAP Double Up Food Bucks or how the program can help your family, keep reading!

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Double Up Food Bucks at Farmers Markets

Use Double Up tokens or coupons to get a dollar-for-dollar match of up to $20 to spend on fruits, vegetables or vegetable starts/seeds.

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Double Up Food Bucks at Grocery Stores

Ask a staff member at a participating grocery store to learn how you can use Double Up at that location. At grocery stores, you may receive your Double Up through a coupon, store card, or automatic discount.

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Double Up Food Bucks at your Farm Share / CSA

After filling out a brief form, Double Up Food Bucks can be automatically applied to your produce order, using your Oregon Trail Card’s SNAP food benefits.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is SNAP Double Up Food Bucks?

Adapted from the Fair Food Network’s national model, Oregon Double Up Food Bucks makes it easy for low-income Oregonians to eat more fruits and vegetables while supporting family farmers and local economies. Double Up is Oregon’s first statewide incentive program, designed to be convenient for shoppers. The program doubles the value of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (sometimes called “SNAP” or “food stamps”) benefits at participating farmers markets, grocery stores, and CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) farms so shoppers can bring home more fresh produce. Double Up is currently offered at over 85 farmers market locations, 35 grocery stores and more than 40 CSA farms across the state — with new locations joining the program each year.

How does Double Up relate to SNAP?

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a government-funded program for purchasing food when income is low. Benefits are loaded onto what is called a SNAP EBT card, some also refer to it as the “Oregon Trail Card”. The card acts the same as a debit card, but the money can only be spent on food products.

​​Every person’s EBT card has a different amount of money attached to it based upon their personal income and family situation — up to $234 each month for a single-person household or $782 for a family of four. You will receive details when your application is approved. Each month you are enrolled in the SNAP program, this amount will be added to your card and can be used to purchase food. Any unused funds are available for up to one year from the date they’re added to your card.

In addition, many stores and farmers markets participate in the Double Up Food Bucks program for SNAP recipients, which matches up to $20 each day toward locally grown fruits and vegetables. When SNAP card holders shop for fresh fruits and vegetables at participating stores, farmers markets, and food co-ops they earn $1 in Double Up for every $1 in SNAP they spend. Click here for a map of participating stores, searchable by zip code.

What can I use SNAP Double Up Food Bucks benefits for?

At grocery stores Double Up can be used to purchase:

  • Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

  • Fresh Herbs

  • Mushrooms

  • Vegetable, Herb or Fruit Plant Starts

  • Vegetable, Herb or Fruit Plant Seeds

At farmers markets Double Up can be used for:

  • Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

  • Fresh Herbs

  • Frozen and Dried Fruits & Vegetables

  • Mushrooms

  • Beans

  • Vegetable, Herb or Fruit Plant Starts

  • Vegetable, Herb or Fruit Plant Seeds

Double Up can’t be used for:

  • Any fruit or vegetable product with added salt, sugar, fat, or oil

  • Ex. Canned fruits or vegetables, bagged salad kits with dressing, fruit cups or juices with added sugar

If you are in need of food assistance beyond what SNAP Double Up provides, our FoodFinder tool is a great place to start! The Oregon Food Bank Network of free food markets, pantries and meal sites ensures access to some of the resources that SNAP doesn’t cover.
Who is eligible for SNAP Double Up Food Bucks benefits?

Double Up Food Bucks is available to all SNAP users, regardless of where your card is from. For example, customers with a Washington SNAP card can apply Double Up benefits at an Oregon-based grocery store or farmer’s market. Learn more about Double Up Food Bucks here.

Note that the amount of core SNAP funds you receive is based on your income and the number of people in your household — the people you share your food purchases with. But everyone is eligible for the maximum Double Up match, based on the location you’re shopping at. Check out our resource page for additional information on SNAP eligibility guidelines.

How is Double Up Food Bucks funded and run?

Double Up Food Bucks is made possible through a partnership between Oregon Food Bank, Farmers Market Fund, Pacific Northwest CSA Coalition, and the Oregon Farmers Markets Association. Together we support Double Up at over 85 farmers market locations, 35 grocery stores and more than 40 farms across the state.

Our individual, foundation and community sponsors have allowed us to grow into a thriving statewide organization serving thousands of low-income community members with nutritious food from local farmers and food producers. Double Up is also supported by the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Grant Program number 2020-70030-33183 / 1024374 and 2022-70415-38570 / 1029309 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture — as well as the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program Covid Relief & Response Grant Program number 2021-70034-35369 / 1027071.

How do I use Double Up at grocery stores?

You can use Double Up dollars when purchasing eligible items at participating grocers across the state. Just bring your SNAP EBT card with you to a participating grocery store and shop for your favorite fresh fruits and vegetables. For every $1 in SNAP you spend, you will get $1 of Double Up Food Bucks to spend on more fresh fruits and vegetables, up to $20 per transaction. At grocery stores, you may receive your Double Up through a coupon, store card, or automatic discount. Ask a cashier or staff member at a participating store to learn exactly how to get Double Up at that location. Additional details on how to use Double Up at a grocery store are available on the Double Up Food Bucks website.

How does Double Up work at farmers markets?

You can use Double Up dollars when purchasing eligible items at participating farmers markets across the state. Just bring your SNAP EBT card with you to a participating farmers market and visit the information booth before you begin to shop. For every $1 in SNAP you spend, you will get $1 of Double Up Food Bucks to spend on more fresh fruits and vegetables, up to $20 per transaction. For example: if you spend $20 in SNAP benefits, you’ll get an extra $20 free that you can use to buy more produce.

At most farmers markets, Double Up tokens/coupons are worth $2 each, so purchasing an even dollar figure with SNAP benefits ensures you can get the full match. For example: if you use $5 in SNAP on your purchase, you’ll only get $4 in Double Up; but if you ask for $6 in SNAP, you’ll get the full $6 in Double Up.

The total daily Double Up match varies based on the farmers market location. Check out the full list of participating grocery stores, farmers markets and CSAs to find out the daily match limit where you’re shopping. Additional details on how to use Double Up at a farmers market are available on the Double Up Food Bucks website.

How do I get Double Up Food Bucks for my Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program?

CSA programs are like a magazine subscription, but for food! Every week your farmer will deliver a variety of fresh, nutritious foods to convenient locations in your neighborhood. When you use SNAP food benefits through your Oregon Trail Card to purchase a CSA/farmshare from a participating farm, Double Up Food Bucks are automatically applied to your payment. There may be a brief form to sign and mail back, but the overall process is simple and easy. Additional details on how to use Double Up for a CSA are available from the Pacific Northwest CSA Association.

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Programs like Double Up Food Bucks are incredibly important to ensuring we all have access to healthy food. Yet decades of experience tell us that food assistance alone isn’t enough to truly end hunger for good. That’s why we work so hard to change the policies and systems that cause hunger in our communities. Sign up for action alerts to learn how you can get involved in the fight to eliminate hunger at its roots.

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