DA BUX

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DA BUX is an incentive program for SNAP-EBT cardholders to buy more Hawai`i Island grown produce. DA BUX stretches EBT food dollars, as well as supports farmers on our island.

The DA BUX program works by matching EBT dollars spent on Hawai`i Island grown produce with additional free produce. For example, if you buy $10 of Hawai`i Island grown produce with your EBT card, DA BUX gives you another $10 of Hawai`i Island grown produce for free.

DA BUX is currently offered through the following outlets on select dates:

  • KTA Super Stores, Downtown Hilo and Puainako Store Locations, Pilot Period from March 6-12, 2019 and March 20-26, 2019. Sign up for a discount sticker at the Hilo store entrances on March 3, 5, and 6 from 8am-5pm.

  • Ho`olaha Ka Hua "DA BOX", all-year round. Sign up for a weekly or bi-weekly DA BOX produce subscription here.

  • DA BUS Mobile Market, all-year round. Find our Mobile Market sales schedule here.

  • Hilo Farmers Market, every third Wednesday, 6:00 AM - 2:30 PM on the corner of Mamo St. and Kamehameha Ave. in Downtown Hilo.

  • Dimple Cheek Market, every third Saturday, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM 17-4003 Anaahu Place, Mountain View, HI 96771 Find the farm off the highway next to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness

  • Volcano Farmers Market, every third Sunday, 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM 194030 Wright Rd., Volcano, HI 96785

HUGE MAHALO to our DA BUX funders including:

  • USDA Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant

  • Kaiser Permanente Foundation

  • Sophie Russell Testamentary Trust

  • County of Hawai`i Council Members: Maile David, Jen Ruggles, Eilene O'Hara and Dru Kanuha