In Hawai‘i, every community is different…

In each community, they implement the program in a way that works best for their population. Here are some of the ways communities can choose to implement SNAP incentives:

There are already a number of successful SNAP incentive programs in Hawai‘i. They are funded either through private foundations or through a federal program called Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentives (FINI).


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FARMERS’ MARKET

This is how most SNAP incentives programs across the country are run. In Hawai‘i, SNAP incentives can be found at markets in Wai‘anae, Kalihi, and throughout Hawai‘i Island.

GROCERY STORE

This is where most SNAP users shop, and offers the ultimate convenience. On Hawai‘I Island, KTA Super Stores was the first in the nation to pioneer a point-of-sale system that takes off half the cost of your Hawai‘i Island-grown produce, removing the need for tokens or coupons.

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Community Supported Agriculture is another way to provide fresh, local produce direct from the farm to the consumer. The Food Basket’s “DA BOX” program gives consumers their 3rd and 4th box free, during the final 2 weeks of the month when SNAP benefits have run low.

MOBILE MARKET

In rural areas, sometimes you need to bring the food to the people. Mobile markets have sprung up around the nation, and right here in Hawai‘i you can find SNAP incentives at mobile markets on Molokai and Hawai‘i Island.


Communities can also decide on how often they’d like to offer incentives, or what the incentive amount will be. The national “Double Up Food Bucks” model is used throughout Hawai‘i, which offers a dollar-for-dollar match when local produce is purchased using SNAP.


COMING SOON!

Check back soon for more information on existing programs in Hawai'i, including a map showing where you can currently find SNAP incentives!