Ulupono Initiative

DA BUX Double Up Food Bucks

To help local families bring home healthy local produce while supporting local farmers. 

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Background

DA BUX Double Up Food Bucks is a triple-win because the program empowers low-income consumers to eat healthy food, helps local farmers sustain their operations, and promotes more local food production in Hawaii. Administered by The Food Basket in partnership with the Hawaii Good Food Alliance, the pilot program doubles the value of benefits from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) spent on local food at participating retail grocers.

Who We Worked With

The Food Basket’s mission is to end hunger in Hawaii County. Its vision is for Hawaii County to be a model for food security and sustainability through the distribution of the safest and highest quality food.

How We Partnered

$50,000 grant provided through the Ulupono Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation

Impact

Help local families bring home healthy local produce. 


Support local farmers to sustain their operations and promotes local food production. 


Doubles the value of benefits from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

At a Glance

Investment Area
Food, Local produce 
Financial Model
Non-Profit
Total Investment

$50, 000

Website
www.hawaiifoodbasket.org