FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What can I buy with DSD?

Double SNAP Dollars can be redeemed for fruits and vegetables, herbs, and mushrooms. If you’re interested in starting your own garden, you can also redeem them for garden seeds and starter plants grown by your local farmers.

What can I buy with SNAP?

SNAP can buy most kinds of foods including fruits and vegetables, meats, poultry, fish, bread and grains, dairy products, snack foods, and non-alcoholic beverages. SNAP can also buy seeds and plants for growing your own garden.

Where can I find a participating retailer location?

Currently Double SNAP Dollars are accepted at 23 farmers markets, 1 retail grocery store, and 2 CSAs. For participating sites check out our locations map.

How do people sign up?

There is no application process. If you receive SNAP benefits you automatically get Double SNAP too! At the farmer’s market, just visit the market information booth to swipe your EBT card to get tokens, or ask a cashier at the grocery store to earn your Double SNAP at check out.

When does the program run?

At farmers markets, the program is open during operating hours during the normal seasonal dates the farmers market is running. At grocery stores, the program runs year-round.

Can a customer purchase other SNAP eligible items in the same transaction when earning or redeeming DSD?

Yes, other SNAP eligible items will ring up at regular price, and DSD eligible items will be matched $1 for $1, up to $20.

Can a customer get cash back instead of a coupon, voucher, or token?

No, coupons, vouchers, and tokens do not have cash value. Additionally, cash and change can not be given for partially used DSD currency.

Do coupons and tokens expire?

Tokens for farmers markets do not generally expire year-to-year. Tokens not redeemed during the market season can still be redeemed the next year. Coupons and vouchers are marked with expiration dates.

Why isn’t this program available for non-EBT customers?

This program is aimed at helping those disproportionately affected by food insecurity, particularly children and families.

Why isn’t this program available in all stores/towns?

DSD is a grant-funded program and supports the maximum number of locations that funding allows.

Are WIC participants eligible for DSD using their cards?

No, currently only SNAP/EBT users are eligible for this program.

Can customers using an EBT card from another state earn DSD?

Yes, but the DSD can only be redeemed at the same participating retailer location.

Can I volunteer for this program?

Yes! If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities, contact Ian Finch, CFAC’s Food Access Programs Manager at [email protected].