Double Up Food Bucks granted $1M for COVID-19 relief


Double Up Food Bucks granted $1M for COVID-19 relief 

June 25, 2020

Last month, the Double Up Food Bucks program received $1 million from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help provide emergency relief for Iowans who are facing food insecurity due to COVID-19 related unemployment and income losses.

This funding was made possible through the leadership of Gov. Kim Reynolds in consultation with the Feeding Iowans Task Force, led by Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg. Double Up Food Bucks provides Iowans access to more healthy food to stretch their food assistance dollars as we navigate this difficult time together as a state.


🥕 WHAT IS DOUBLE UP FOOD BUCKS? Double Up Food Bucks allows SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) customers to match purchases of fresh produce made with their EBT card (up to $10 per day) with Double Up Food Bucks which can be spent on additional fruits and vegetables. Learn more here.

🥕 STAY TUNED FOR MORE UPDATES: This funding will help expand the Double Up Food Bucks program to more grocery stores and farmers markets across the state. The Healthiest State Initiative will be announcing more locations soon!

🥕 WHICH MARKETS ARE OPEN? Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some of our farmers markets and farm stands that participate in Double Up Food Bucks have special hours or operating procedures. See a complete list of what locations are open and accepting Double Up Food Bucks!


Source: Healthiest State Initiative