Double Up Food Bucks is back for the summer


LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), University of Nebraska Extension, and some Nebraska producers are partnering up so Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients have better access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

It’s called the Double Up Food Bucks program. In this program, SNAP recipients could be matched up to $20 on select fruits and veggies at participating stores.

“We know the importance of quality, fresh food when it comes to helping people live better lives,” said Karen Heng, Deputy Director of DHHS’s Division of Children and Family Services. “Double Up is the first statewide incentive program to be rolled out in Nebraska with a uniform design, central administration, and local implementation and is modeled after similar programs that have proven to be successful in rural, urban and suburban communities, nationwide.”

Since it began in 2017, the Double Up Food Bucks program has benefited more than 700 low-income families.

See a list of participating locations below:

  • Lincoln
    • Community Crops Veggie Van, various locations
    • F Street Neighborhood Farmers Market, 1302 F St.
      • Tues. 4:30–7 pm June 11–Aug. 27
    • Fallbrook Farmers Market, 600 Fallbrook Ave.
      • Thur. 4-7 pm June 6–Aug. 1
    • Leon’s Gourmet Grocer, 2200 Winthrop Rd.
      • Daily 8 am–9 pm, Sun. 9 am–6:30 pm, Year-round
    • Open Harvest Co-op Grocery, 1618 South St.
      • Daily 8 am–9 pm, Year-round
    • Sunday Farmers Market at College View, 48th & Prescott Ave.
      • Sun. 10 am—2 pm, April 28–Oct. 27
  • Omaha
    • Omaha Farmers Market – Aksarben Village, 67th & Center St.
      • Sun. 9 am–1 pm May 5–Oct. 13
    • Omaha Farmer’s Market – Old Market, 11th & Jackson St.
      • Sat. 8 am–12:30 pm May 4–Oct. 12
    • No More Empty Pots Community Harvest, 8501 N. 30th St.
      • Daily 4–6 pm, Year-round
    • Las Nena’s Zamora Market, 4907 S. 24th St.
      • Daily 8 am–8 pm, Year-round

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