DOUBLE UP HOW-TO’S: ARIZONA RESOURCE ROUNDUP

From food saving tips to answers about SNAP, our blog is here to help you get the most out of your Double Up Food Bucks! Check out this resource roundup for everything you need to know about Double Up markets and stores, using the program, tips and tricks for using fresh fruits and veggies, and more: 

Double Up 101: Getting started
 
The first step to using Double Up is making sure you have your SNAP benefits ready to use. If you have questions about qualifying, or if you need to renew your benefits, check out this SNAP resource blog
 
If you are using SNAP, you don’t have to do anything else to qualify or receive your Double Up Food Bucks. Keep reading to learn more about how to use the program. 
 
Let’s Double Up! Using your Double Up Food Bucks
 
Once your SNAP benefits are in place, you can start utilizing the Double Up Food Bucks program at any participating location near you. Click here to view a map and list of participating locations throughout Arizona. 
 
The way the program works at different locations may vary, but the basics are always the same: For every $1 you spend with your SNAP/EBT (formerly food stamps) card, you’ll receive $1 in Double Up Food Bucks to spend on fresh, Arizona-grown fruits and vegetables, up to $20 per day! 

Next Steps: Find your favorite market, produce, recipes, and more! 

Once you find your nearest Double Up location, use this guide to learn more about the many ways to get there using public transportation. Click here to learn more about the most recent updates on hours, events, and more at locations across the state. 
 
If you’re going to a farmers market, there are so many resources, helpful people, and options to make the most of your Double Up Food Bucks. The folks at the information booth can answer any questions you have about using the program, and the farmers can help you find the items you’re looking for, and even suggest new ways to use them. Here is a list of great questions to ask the vendors at your favorite market. 
 
Shopping at a farmers market can be different than shopping at a grocery store, so take a look at these tips and tricks that will have you shopping like a pro in no time. When heading to the market, making a plan first will help you stretch your food dollars. Planning meals out beforehand will help you stick to a grocery list and make sure you are using everything you buy. You can find more information on meal planning here, and a week of recipes for inspiration, too! 
 
Make sure to keep up with our blog, for food freezing tips, healthy snackscooking for one to two, easy single pan meals, and so much more. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for daily resources and updates. Happy shopping! 

Lindsay Robinson