It's Easy to Get Started
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.
Since 2017, many Nebraska families have used Double Up Food Bucks to buy more than 165,000 pounds of healthy food.
Am I eligible to use Double Up Food Bucks?
- If you have an active EBT 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 with a cashier or a quick stop at an information booth
Three Ways to Shop with Double Up
At the Grocery Store
1. Find a participating store near you
With more than 5 participating grocery store locations across the metro areas, 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 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 Nebraska!
4. Pay with your EBT Card and get Double Up Food Bucks
For every dollar you spend on fresh fruits, veggies and herbs 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, veggies and herbs at that store the next time you shop. It's that simple.
What will you make with all this fresh produce?
At the Farmers Market
1. Find a participating farmers market near you
With more than 6 participating farmers market locations across Nebraska, 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. Spend on your EBT Card and earn Double Up Food Bucks
Let the farmers market staff know how much you want to spend from your EBT Card at the market. Many markets use tokens for EBT Card purchases.
For every $2 you spend from your EBT Card, you will get $2 in Double Up Food Bucks in the form of a paper voucher.
4. Shop for food
Use your SNAP/EBT tokens to buy any SNAP-eligible foods, including bread, eggs and meat, and your Double Up vouchers to buy any fruits and vegetables grown in Nebraska. From apples to zucchini, an entire alphabet of produce is available to you.
At a CSA
Join the No More Empty Pots Community Harvest program using your SNAP/EBT card.
Double Up Food Bucks helps you stretch your food dollars so you can buy more fresh fruits and vegetables at participating community harvest programs- no $20 limit!
Not in Omaha? Recommend a CSA location near you!
Frequently Asked Questions
Statewide, more than 12 sites participate in Double Up. Find a location or call us at 402-441-6744 to find a participating site near you.
You can recommend a location to us or contact us to tell us you want Double Up to take root in your area.
Walmart, Hyvee and dollar stores do not participate in our program. We work with locally-owned and independent grocery stores and farmers markets. With more than 12 participating locations across Nebraska, find one near you.