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Thinking inside the box: Island style

MEDIA RELEASE The Food Basket, Hawaii Island’s Food Bank, is connecting local farmers and local consumers to alleviate some of the barriers to nutrition and self-sustainability on Hawaii Island. Through collective buying power, The Food Basket will be able to leverage its existing distribution to bring a box of 8-12 pounds of produce to consumers […]

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Food assistance program receives federal award

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Human Services (DHS) has been awarded a federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) bonus of $724,139 for the most improved Program Access Index for fiscal year 2012. Formerly called Food Stamps, the federally funded SNAP program provides crucial food and nutritional support to qualifying low-income and needy households. SNAP […]

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State expanding monthly nutrition benefits

MEDIA RELEASE As part of the Lingle-Aiona Administration’s efforts to maximize federal funding, the Department of Human Services that residents enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will gain a 13.6 percent boost in their monthly cash benefits starting April 1. DHS is also working to raise income eligibility for SNAP to the maximum […]

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