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 Superstores*, As of July 3, 2019, DA BUX discounts are available every day until December 3, 2019.

    ·     *Here’s how DA BUX works at KTA: DA BUX participants receive 50% off qualifying DA BUX fruits and vegetables, up to a $20 discount per transaction per day. Participants can sign up for a DA BUX discount sticker at any KTA courtesy counter or at The Food Basket. Upon sign up, a DA BUX discount sticker will be placed directly onto SNAP cards. Participants hand their SNAP card with the attached discount sticker to the cashier at checkout in order to receive 50% off qualifying items in their shopping cart.

  • 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.

— Please note that DA BUX is grant funded and how long the program is offered at each site is dependent on funds being available.

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