The new Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) program appropriates $50,000 per year for the next two years to provide a dollar-for-dollar match of up to $10 per visit, per day, to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) beneficiaries who purchase locally-grown fruits and vegetables. DUFB can be used at participating farmers markets, grocery stores, and community-supported agriculture projects.
The program is still in the early implementation stages, but consumers can expect to find the program at several certified SNAP retailers statewide in early 2020. For the first year, sites will include DUFB at farmers markets, community-supported agriculture, grocery stores and mobile markets participating through the following organizations: Kokua Kalihi Valley Health Clinic, Wai‘anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, MA‘O Organic Farms, Sust‘āinable Molokai, Mālama Kaua‘i, and The Food Basket – Hawai‘i Island’s Food Bank. The program will expand to new markets, primarily in high need areas of the state.
For more updates on the program, please visit DoubleUpHawaii.org