TULSA, Okla. — Community members and elected officials gathered at Oasis Fresh Market on Saturday for the first Double Up Oklahoma program in a Tulsa grocery store.
Double Up Oklahoma increases access to fresh foods for low-income and food-insecure Oklahomans by matching SNAP dollars spent, up to $20 per day, toward the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets and grocery stores.
“Having Double Up Oklahoma at Oasis is such great news for our community,” said District 1 Tulsa City Councilor Vanessa Hall-Harper, “and it’s about more than just food, it’s about improving overall health for our families. I believe in the power of healthy-food access. Oasis was step one, Double Up Oklahoma increases that access even further, I look forward to seeing the impact of this program months from now.”
In August 2019, Hunger Free Oklahoma (HFO) took over management of the Double Up Oklahoma program and reimagined the opportunities this program presents for Oklahoma. Historically this program had only been available at farmers markets.
HFO and Oasis Fresh Market began offering DUO in mid-April. To participate, SNAP users simply enroll in the Oasis Loyalty Program, shop with your SNAP EBT card, and earn DUO Bucks to redeem on fresh fruits and veggies on the next shopping trip.
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