STATEWIDE: HDOA and The Food Basket and $1 million for SNAP participants to “Buy Local, It Matters”

Good news on this Aloha Friday!

HDOA is administering a program, funded by the CARES Act and Philanthropy, that provides for a dollar-for-dollar match when SNAP participants buy locally grown fruits and vegetables, local ground beef and/or local eggs, up to $50 match per day. The contractor we are working with is The Food Basket (TFB) and they are, at this time, collaborating with Times Supermarkets statewide, Big Save, Shima’s, Kokua Kalihi Valley, Farm Link Hawaii, Lanakila Pacific, Okoa Farms, and KTA Super Stores, with plans to add other Point-of-Sale retailers.

Just received a video from Kristin, Executive Director, The Food Basket that explains the program, featuring TFB driver, Papo.

Have a great weekend!

Sharon Hurd
Market Development Branch
Hawaii Department of Agriculture
(808) 973-9465

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