Triple win: small investment in ‘DA BUX’ program can pay off big

Mar 27, 2024

State House of Rep. Scott Nishimoto recently expressed the importance of supporting  the “DA BUX” Double Up program in a Community Voice column that was recently published in Civil Beat. About 160,000 residents rely on food insecurity programs like the USDA’s Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP). These benefits are doubled through the DA BUX program, which doubles the purchasing power for beneficiaries when they buy local fruits and vegetables. Read more of Rep. Nishimoto’s column to learn about why this program is so important for Hawaii and the people who rely on this program for access to healthy food.