The SNAP ( Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps) Double Dollar Program allows SNAP customers who visit the Old Town Farmers’ Market, and other participating markets, to receive up to $20 in double dollars to purchase eligible food products at the Market. The Double Dollar Program is an incentive for families to shop at farmers’ markets where they can access healthier, locally grown foods.
Research shows that low-income households participating in SNAP Double Dollars obtain more nutrients, like proteins and an array of essential vitamins and minerals for their home food supply. Approximately 4,400 Alexandria families live with food insecurity and receive SNAP benefits. Double Dollars helps these vulnerable families stretch their food dollars. This initiative also helps increase the customer base at the Market, creating an additional source of revenue for the vendors.
Double Dollars has been operating at the Old Town Farmer’s Market since 2013. We need your help to reach our goal of $5,000 to continue to make local, healthy and delicious food more accessible to those with food insecurity. Donation proceeds pay for the match incentive, help boost the local economy and improve the lives of local farmers. We cannot meet our goal without the involvement of the community.
All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of federal and state law. Donations can be made online by credit or debit card.
To donate by check, make checks payable to SNAP Double Dollar Incentive Program and send to:
SNAP Double Dollar Incentive Program
ATTN: SNAP/EBT Coordinator
Department of Community and Human Services
2525 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301
Please call 703.746.5700 or email email@example.com for more information about the Double Dollar Incentive Program.
The SNAP benefit participants, staff and volunteers of the Double Dollar Incentive Program thank you for supporting the SNAP Double Dollar Incentive Program.
Old Town Farmers’ Market
The Old Town Farmers’ Market is located on King Street between North Royal and North Fairfax streets and is open Saturdays year-round from 7 a.m. to noon.
Learn more about the Old Town Farmers’ Market.
Free and Reduced-Price Lunches for ACPS Students
Parents of students in Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) may apply for free and reduced-priced meals for their children. Apply online, or download an application from the ACPS Meal Applications page. Applications will be processed in a manner that reflects the applicant’s unique circumstance. For example, students with parents or guardians who are not receiving income must indicate their income as zero ‘0’ or leave the field blank. If your household has applied this school year and was denied benefits, you must submit documentation (such as proof indicating you are affected by the government shutdown, recent pay stubs, etc.) Families affected by the shutdown are urged to contact ACPS School Nutrition Services should their circumstance be remedied by a return to work or restoration of pay for a furlough period. For more information, contact ACPS School Nutrition Services at 703.619.8407.
The City of Alexandria does not operate any public utilities. Links to private utility providers are listed at alexandriava.gov/Utilities.