Double Up Food Bucks
Double Up Food Bucks and COVID-19
SFC Farmers’ Markets and Texas Farmers’ Markets are still open at this time and accepting SNAP and Double Up Food Bucks. SFC Farmers’ Markets also accept WIC. Please visit our blog for the most up-to-date information about our Commitment to Safety during the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our markets and SFC programs.
Fresh for Less Mobile Markets are temporarily suspended. In place of mobile markets, Farmshare offers home delivery on Wednesdays and Fridays, depending on zip code. SNAP/Lonestar and Double Up Food Bucks are accepted. To see product availability and place an order visit: http://www.farmshareaustin.org/mobile-markets.
HEALTHY FOOD IS FOR EVERYONE
SFC provides food access programming through the acceptance of Lone Star/ SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - formerly known as food stamps), WIC (Women, Infants and Children) and FMNP (Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program) benefits at area Farmers’ Markets, Farm Stands, and partner sites throughout Austin.
These benefits are DOUBLED through Double Up Food Bucks.
Double Up Food Bucks matches up to $30 in SNAP, WIC and FMNP benefits that can be used to purchase fruits and vegetables.
"I’ve been able to go off of my [over the counter] digestive medication because of the better access to produce that I have now." – Double Up Food Bucks participant
“When I make my caldo de res, I can smell the scent of fresh cilantro all around my house. I notice it much more than when I buy cilantro from the store. It’s much better flavor!” – Double Up Food Bucks participant
Double Up Food Bucks doubles the amount of Lone Star (SNAP), WIC and FMNP benefits. This way, families can get more fruits and vegetables when they shop at farmers’ markets and farm stands in Austin. Keep reading for step by step instructions on how you can participate.
SFC Farmers’ Markets accept Lone Star (SNAP), WIC and FMNP. All partner markets in Austin accept Lone Star (SNAP). With Double Up Food Bucks, you can double your benefits to purchase more fruits and vegetables at area markets. Use our map to find a location near you.=
If you are interested in more information about Double Up Food Bucks or if you would like to host a presentation or activity by our team at your events, contact us and we will respond within one week.