The Double Up Food Bucks Program is designed to help low-income families in Alabama bring home more healthy fruits and vegetables while supporting local farmers. This program is run by the Fair Food Network, a national nonprofit organization that aims to connect people to the power of food to grow community health and wealth. The program doubles the value of SNAP EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) benefits spent at participating farmers’ markets and grocery stores like Wright’s Market.
Wets You Don’t Want to Miss
In addition to the Double Up Food Bucks Program, your Alabama EBT Card provides access to several other exciting discounts and perks. These include a 50% discount on Amazon Prime, free or discounted home or cell phone service, and free or discounted admissions to museums and family-friendly attractions. We will provide details on these programs, including how you can get double the food you buy with the Double Up Food Bucks program.
Amazon Prime EBT Discount
Alabama EBT Card holders can now sign up for the Amazon Prime EBT Discount and enjoy all the great benefits that come with Prime membership at a fraction of the cost. The regular Amazon Prime membership fee is $12.99 a month. However, with an Alabama EBT Card, you can get Prime Membership for $5.99, which is over 50% off the regular price.
Free or Discounted Cell or Home Phone
The Lifeline phone program is a federal program that offers discounted phone or internet service for qualified low-income customers. Eligible customers receive at least a $7.25 discount on their phone bill or a discount of $9.25 on their internet bill. For more information on the Lifeline program, see our Lifeline Program overview. To find a Lifeline cell phone or home phone provider in your state, see our Lifeline Providers by State article.
Double Up Food Bucks in Alabama
The Double Up Food Bucks program in Alabama allows you to double the value of your purchase on fruits and vegetables. This means that when you buy $1 worth of fruits and vegetables with your Alabama EBT Card, you get $1 worth of fruits and vegetables for free with Double Up Food Bucks, up to $20 a day.
How “Double Up Food Bucks” Works at Farmers’ Markets
The Double Up Food Bucks Program at farmers’ markets in Alabama works in three easy steps. First, go to the market information booth or farm stand where the market staff is available to help. Second, purchase SNAP-eligible foods with your Quest Card. Third, get free Double Up Food Bucks tokens for Alabama-grown fruits and vegetables, up to $20 a day. The program works similarly at all Double Up Bucks locations nationwide.
How “Double Up Food Bucks” Works at Grocery Stores
The Double Up Food Bucks Program at grocery stores, including Wright’s Market, works in three simple steps. First, shop for fruits and vegetables at a participating grocery store. Second, buy $1 worth of fresh fruits and vegetables with your Alabama EBT Card. Third, get $1 worth of free Double Up Food Bucks for any fresh fruits or vegetables, up to $20 a day.
Alabama Double Up Food Bucks Locations
Here is a list of Farmers’ Markets and Grocery Stores in Alabama that offer the Double Up Food Bucks Program. You can scroll down to find a location near you, where you will find the address, hours of operation, and the time of year when they are open.
- Birmingham East Lake Market (Sat 8am-12pm, May-Oct)
- Birmingham Pepper Place Market (Sat 7am-12pm, Apr-Dec)
- Birmingham Princeton Hospital (Thu 11am-1pm, Jun-Aug)
- Hoover Preserve Market (Sat 8am-12pm, May-Oct)
- Irondale Farmers Market (Tue 4pm-6pm, Jun-Aug)
- Mountain Brook Market at St. Luke’s (Sat 7am-12pm, Apr-Dec)
- West Homewood Farmers Market (Tue 5pm-8pm, Jun-Aug)
- Athens Farmers Market (Sat 8am-12pm, May-Oct)
- Downtown Huntsville Farmers Market (Thu 4pm-8pm, May-Oct)
- Madison City Farmers Market (Sat 8am-12pm, Apr-Oct)
- Downtown Mobile Market (Wed 3pm-6pm, May-Aug)
- Mobile West Market (Thu 2pm-6pm, May-Aug)
- Cloverdale Road Farmers Market (Fri 4pm-7pm, May-Aug)
- Montgomery Curb Market (Tue 6:30am-12pm, year-round)
This list is not exhaustive, and it is recommended to contact the farmers’ market or grocery store directly to confirm participation in the Double Up Food Bucks Program before shopping. This program is a great way to support local farmers and access fresh, healthy produce at an affordable price.
Alabama Double Up Food Bucks FAQs
- How much can I save with the Double Up Food Bucks program?
You can double the value of your purchase on fruits and vegetables, up to $20 a day.
- Who can participate in the program?
Low-income individuals and families who receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can participate in the program.
- Which farmers markets and grocery stores in Alabama participate in the Double Up Food Bucks program?
The program is available at select farmers markets and grocery stores in Alabama. Check the list of locations provided above to find a participating store or market near you.
- How do I redeem my Double Up Food Bucks tokens?
You can use the tokens to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from the participating farmers markets and grocery stores.
- Can I use my Double Up Food Bucks tokens at any grocery store or farmers market?
No, you can only use the tokens at the participating farmers markets and grocery stores.
The Double Up Food Bucks program in Alabama is a win-win situation for low-income consumers, farmers, and the local economy. By providing a discount on healthy fruits and vegetables, the program not only helps low-income families but also supports local farmers. The program also offers other perks like discounts on Amazon Prime, phone services, and admissions to museums and family-friendly attractions. Check out the list of participating farmers markets and grocery stores to find a location near you and start saving today!