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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a crucial defense against hunger in our communities. Almost 50% of Hawaiʻi families with children were food insecure in 2021 according to a study by the University of Hawaiʻi (Pruitt et al. 2021). Enhancing long-term, systems-level solutions and community-based approaches is a key way the study’s authors suggest to reduce this dangerously high level of food insecurity. 

One program helping build our community-based food systems is The Double Up Food Bucks program (DA BUX) which doubles the value of SNAP benefits on local agricultural products, benefiting both SNAP recipients and local farmers. Read more about the DA BUX program in our blog here. 

Shortening the distance between local consumers and farmers, the Hawaiʻi ʻUlu Co-op is proud to support Hawaiʻi families by accepting SNAP-EBT for all our food products and offering DA BUX discounts for our minimally-processed, Hawaiʻi-grown and -made products. 


**SNAP-EBT benefits are currently accepted ONLY at our HILO LOCATION**

 ‘Alae Postharvest Facility - 895 Kauhiula Rd. Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 796-3277

Go to our SNAP-EBT collections page where we have all our eligible products in one place. (NOTE: If you’d like to purchase non-SNAP eligible items as well, please do a separate checkout process for those items and select an alternate payment method.)

In Checkout under "Deliver method", select “Pick up”.

On the Payment screen, select “SNAP-EBT” and enter your information in the Billing address section. (NOTE: You will NOT be charged until you pick up your order in person and swipe your card. Your contact information will be used to notify you when your order is ready for pickup.)

Click “Pay Now" to complete your order.

You will receive an email confirming order pickup date and time (NOTE: The order pickup wait time is approximately 1 week)

If you have any questions please contact: or call our ʻAlae Postharvest Facility in Hilo at (808) 796-3277. 

Eligible Items:

  • All our food products are currently eligible for purchase with SNAP-EBT
  • Our minimally-processed food products (Hawaiʻi-grown frozen staples; 100% Hawaiʻi-grown ʻUlu Flour) are currently eligible for DA BUX Double Up Food Bucks Discount

Ineligible Items:

  • Non-food items (Apparel, ʻUlu Educational Packet, ʻUlu Postcards)


Contact our Hilo location for more information or with any questions:

(808) 796-3277


For more information on DA BUX program visit their website at: