DA BUX Double Up Food Bucks
(managed by The Food Basket)
In 2019 the Obesity Prevention Task Force held the Double Up Food Bucks program as a legislative priority which would increase purchasing power for SNAP eligible individuals and families. Double Up Food Bucks program, which provides a dollar-for-dollar match of up to $10 per visit, per day, to SNAP beneficiaries who purchase locally-grown fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets, grocery stores, and community-supported agriculture projects. Modeled after the national program designed by the Fair Food Network and pilot-tested on Hawaiʻi island, the incentive program expands access to healthy food for low-income residents and supports local farmers.
“DA BUX Double Up Food Bucks” is a statewide program administered by The Food Basket in partnership with the Hawaiʻi Good Food Alliance. The program expanded statewide which puts healthier food on the tables of low-income families, provides support to local farmers, and allows dollars to stay in our local communities.