Farmers Markets & Grocery Stores
The first, “DA BUX Double Up Food Bucks” was initiated by The Food Basket-Hawai‘i Island’s Food Bank in August 2017. DA BUX is available island-wide, including in five of the island’s USDA-designated food deserts. It is also integrated across diverse retail settings including the locally-owned supermarket chain KTA Super Stores, and The Food Basket’s community-supported agriculture (CSA) and mobile market projects. The second program, “Double Bux,” was launched in September 2018 by Sustainable Molokai, and implemented through their Mobile Market. Shoppers can place online orders of Maui County-grown produce for pick-up at weekly neighborhood delivery locations, or they can shop at these sites, which also offer pop-up markets.
USDA FINI Award: $1,000,000 (2017); $99,963 (2018); $985,652 (2019)
Lead Organization: The Food Basket, Inc. and Sustainable Molokai