Double Up Oklahoma offers match program for SNAP participants
Thursday, January 19, 2023 (Tulsa, OK) – Sand Springs residents won’t have to choose between eating enough and eating healthy thanks to Double Up Oklahoma (DUO), a nutrition incentive program operated by Hunger Free Oklahoma. When customers make a purchase with their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) card at Cash Savers in Sand Springs, those purchases will now be matched, dollar for dollar, with DUO Bucks redeemable on fresh produce. Anyone receiving SNAP benefits is automatically eligible and no application is required. SNAP participants may simply shop with their SNAP EBT card to start earning DUO Bucks today.
How DUO works: SNAP participants purchase SNAP-eligible items with their EBT card at select grocery stores. They earn one dollar in DUO Bucks for every one dollar spent with their EBT card, up to $20 per day. A Double Up Oklahoma Bucks coupon prints at the bottom of their receipt. SNAP participants can use their DUO Bucks coupon to buy fresh fruits and vegetables on their next shopping trip (cost plus 10% still applies).
“The Double Up Oklahoma program offers SNAP customers an incentive to make healthy food choices and thanks to Hunger Free Oklahoma, we are thrilled to expand this program to our Sand Spring stores. We see customers buying fresh produce, they are eating healthier, and it is helping boost our local economy,” said the President and CEO of HAC, Inc., David Criscione. “We now offer DUO in 11 stores and we are able to offer a wider variety of produce which is good for everyone.”
According to Leslie Young, Senior Program Manager-Double Up Oklahoma at Hunger Free Oklahoma, “We’ve heard customers say that Double Up Oklahoma has changed the way they feed their families. They now have fresh, local produce at home and are promoting healthier eating habits for their children. Sand Springs residents who participate in SNAP will now have that same opportunity at their local Cash Savers.”
SNAP customers can participate in the DUO program by shopping at Cash Savers in Sand Springs at both the 4001 S. Highway 97 and the 250 S. Highway 97 locations. Both stores are open daily from 7 AM to 9 PM.
For more information on Double Up Oklahoma visit doubleupoklahoma.org.
Hunger Free Oklahoma works to leverage the power of collaboration to solve hunger in Oklahoma by improving systems, policies, and practices. Learn more at hungerfreeok.org. Hunger Free Oklahoma is the recipient of the largest recorded Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Grant, a four-year award of $14.2 million from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, to fund the Double Up Oklahoma program, along with matching federal, state, and private funds.
Double Up Oklahoma doubles the value (up to $20 per day) of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) dollars spent at participating farmers markets and grocery stores in Oklahoma. Learn more at doubleupoklahoma.org. Support for Double Up Oklahoma is provided through the USDA via the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program, Ascension St. John, Sanford and Irene Burnstein Foundation, George Kaiser Family Foundation, Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET), Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS), Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies, Tulsa Area United Way, and The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation.
About HAC: HAC, Inc. is a grocery chain headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. HAC operates 77 grocery stores in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, and Georgia. HAC operates under multiple banners including Homeland, United, Cash Saver, Ponca City Discount Foods, Food World, and Piggly Wiggly. Homeland is HAC’s largest banner as well as Oklahoma’s largest locally-owned grocery store chain with 37 locations statewide. HAC is 100 percent employee owned. The company traces its roots back to 1916 when the first United Supermarket was opened.