Make local fruits and veggies available to all!

SB 727 A

What is Double Up Food Bucks?

Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) is a nutrition incentive program that matches Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP benefits to enable participants to purchase additional fruits and vegetables.

For every dollar spent on SNAP-eligible foods at participating farmers markets, farm share programs, and some groceries across the state, SNAP recipients receive an additional dollar to spend on Oregon grown fruits and vegetables, up to $10 per visit.

In Oregon, a successful pilot program ran from 2015-2018 when the Farmers Market Fund raised $1.5 million, including $500,000 from a USDA FINI grant to run DUFB at 60+ farmers markets.

18 when the Farmers Market Fund raised $1.5 million, including $500,000 from a USDA FINI grant to run DUFB at 60+ farmers markets.

What can SB 727A do for families, farmers, and public health in Oregon?

An investment in Senate Bill 727 A leads to an increased consumption of fresh food for an estimated 150,000 low income Oregonians. A healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables helps lower the risk of may serious and chronic health conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

It creates greater resilience and puts money in the pockets of family farmers.

This investment also allows DUFB to be piloted in up to eight grocery stores in targeted under-served communities.

Why should Oregon fund Double Up Food Bucks?

To provide stability for and allow expansion of a successful program that has proven to provide support for low-income Oregonians.

To leverage additional federal and private sector funds, like the new Farm Bill that includes $250 million for DUFB and similar programs but require a dollar for dollar match of state and private funds.

To join a national movement of similar programs such as those in CA, MA, MI, MN, NM, and Seattle.

For more information about how Double Up works, click here.

For more information about Double Up at your local farmers market, click here.