It can be difficult to eat healthy, especially if your family is on a tight budget.

The truth is, that highly processed "junk" food is less expensive, has a long shelf life, and doesn't require much prep or cooking. But consider the long-term cost- your health.

What can you do that's easy and affordable if you receive SNAP benefits?

You can Double Up Bucks! A fantastic program that helps families in financial need, and also helps our farmers.


An easy way to improve your diet is by adding fresh fruits and vegetables to what you already eat.

I've started having a piece of raw, whole fruit for breakfast (instead of just black coffee) and I've already found that it gives me a boost of energy and mental clarity.

I also like to keep washed and ready-to-eat raw veggies in the fridge as a guilt-free anytime snack.

If you receive SNAP benefits, you can use the Double Up Bucks program to get twice as many fruits and veggies for the same cost. If you have SNAP, you're already enrolled!

Here in Lubbock, you can use your Double Up Bucks at participating Farmer's Markets including the Lubbock Downtown Market and the Wolfforth Farmer's Market. Now, you're not only helping your family, you're helping another area family by supporting their farm.

Can't wait for the farmer's market? Double Up Bucks are also accepted at Amigos, United at 1701 50th, and United at 2630 Parkway Drive. Much of the produce in these stores is also sourced from Texas farmers.

Fresh, healthy, delicious, and now, affordable for folks using SNAP.

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