Developed by the national nonprofit Fair Food Network, Double Up Food Bucks matches SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) dollars spent on fresh fruits and vegetables. It allows families with SNAP benefits to buy more healthful foods, helps local farmers and grocers gain new customers, and keeps more food dollars within the local economy.

Using Double Up Food Bucks

  • Visit the Co-op and sign up for the program at Customer Service. Make sure to have your EBT card with you. Please allow 1-2 weeks for enrollment processing.

  • Once enrollment is complete, shop for fresh, local, organic fruits and vegetables at the Co-op and use your EBT card to pay.

  • For every $1 you spend on fruit and vegetables with your EBT card on this visit you’ll get $1 of Double Up Food Bucks to use on fresh fruit and vegetables on your next visit.

  • Be sure to use your EBT card and also let your cashier know you’d like to redeem points.

Frequently Asked Questions

Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) is a nutrition incentive program that matches the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to enable EBT cardholders to purchase more fruits and vegetables. Shoppers will receive a matching credit for every dollar spent on fresh produce. The program doubles the value of fruits and vegetables by giving EBT cardholders a $1:$1 match for purchases on qualifying produce items, up to $10 per day. The Double Up Food Bucks Oregon Grocery Pilot Program is possible thanks to a $1.5 million investment approved by the State of Oregon in the 2019-2021 biennial budget, and to the collaborative expertise of the Farmers Market Fund, Oregon Food Bank, Oregon Farmers Markets Association, and the Portland CSA Coalition. The Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) program has been active at farmers’ markets around the state since 2015, and the additional funding expands the program to local grocery stores for the first time.

Shoppers with EBT benefits are eligible to participate in DUFB. In Oregon, there are active DUFBprograms at over 50 farmers’ market locations, and DUFB is currently being piloted at 6-10 grocery stores across the state in 2020-2021. Visit https://doubleuporegon.org/ for a complete list of outlets and opportunities to participate.

Fresh fruits and vegetables in their natural state with no added sugar, salt, or preservatives are eligible for this program. Edible plant starts and seeds are also eligible. (Canned and frozen items, bagged salad kits with dressing, and fruit cups or juices with added sugar are not permitted. Self-service salad bars also are not permitted.)

There is a limit to earn $10 per day per customer. Also, customers cannot earn Double Up benefits on items that were purchased with Double Up benefits.

There is no limit on the amount of DUFB that can be redeemed in a single transaction.

To participate in the DUFB program at First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op, please visit Customer Service to fill out an application. Once your DUFB account has been created, we will contact you to confirm that you are eligible to start earning benefits. This may take up to two weeks. Once your account set-up is complete, our point of sale system will automatically track purchases of eligible produce items. During checkout, please provide your low income discount card for the cashier to scan to associate your transaction with your DUFB account. Double Up Food Bucks have to be earned before they can be redeemed. The program works as a $1 for $1match. When you spend $1 on fresh produce with your EBT card, you earn $1 to spend on your next visit.

To redeem DUFB benefits, ask your cashier to apply any (or a specific dollar amount of) eligible benefits before tendering your transaction. During checkout, please provide your low income discount card so the cashier can look up your DUFB account and apply eligible benefits.

Yes, returned DUFB produce items will reduce your earned DUFB benefits by the amount of the returned item(s).

Yes, they will expire 90 days after accrual if they are not used. Any cashier can tell you when the next portion of your credits will expire at the register.

Customers can not receive a refund on Double Up points. You can exchange the product for another eligible produce item. Points cannot be re-issued and no cash refunds are allowed.

This is a state and federal funded program only available to EBT cardholders to ensure they have the opportunity to use their benefits to purchase more fruits and vegetables. Cost is often listed as one of the primary challenges facing food insecure households when asked about barriers to eating fruits and vegetables at home. The DUFB program helps to overcome some of the barriers to healthy eating experienced by low-income shoppers.

You can earn DUFB with any state’s EBT card, but the benefits can only be redeemed at the specified participating retailers.

No, grocery stores and farmers’ markets operate separate DUFB programs. Visit https://doubleuporegon.org/ to learn more about how DUFB works at Oregon farmers’ markets.

No, Farmers’ Market vouchers can not be used at the grocery store. Farmers’ Market DUFB vouchers can be redeemed at any participating DUFB farmers’ market across the state.

No, at this time, DUFB benefits at grocery stores must be redeemed at the same grocery store at which they are earned. In other words, DUFB benefits earned at the Co-op must also be redeemed at the Co-op, and can not be spent at a farmers’ market or a different grocery store.

Questions? Give our Customer Service team a call!

North Store 541-452-3115

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