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Dept of Human Services Kailua-Kona office temporarily closes

The Department of Human Services (DHS) has temporarily closed its North Kona Benefit, Employment and Support Services Division Processing Center. This office processes applications for financial assistance and SNAP. It also houses First-to-Work and Child Care Licensing offices.

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Hawaii Island receives $1M for locally sourced foods for SNAP participants

Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) today announced that programs on Hawaii Island will receive $1 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture grant funding to support the purchasing of fruits and vegetables by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants.

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Free EBT equipment for authorized farmers, markets

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made funds available that enable the State of Hawaii Department of Human Services (DHS) to provide eligible farmers markets and direct marketing farmers with free electronic benefit transfer (EBT) equipment to process Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Administered through the Farmers Market Coalition (FMC), the […]

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KohalaCenterBug

Makuu Farmers Market event promotes healthier choices (July 27)

MEDIA RELEASE A series of special events promoting fresh fruit and vegetables to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants will conclude at the Makuu Farmers Market in Puna from 11 a.m. to noon on Sunday, July 27. Co-sponsored by Kaiser Permanente, the Hawaii Department of Health, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (USDA […]

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Gabbard votes to support families, children in need

MEDIA RELEASE Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted Thursday against legislation that would cut nearly $40 billion from nutrition programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act (H.R. 3102) doubles the amount of cuts that were proposed by the House in July. The bill passed Thursday by a vote of […]

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Eight isle farmers markets now accept EBT

MEDIA RELEASE Eight Hawaii Island farmers markets now accept EBT cards. SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called food stamps) recipients can use their EBT cards at the Makuu Farmers Market in Puna, Hilo Coffee Mill Farmers Market in Mountain View, Kinoole Farmers Market in Hilo, Volcano Farmers Market in Volcano, Keauhou Farmers Market in […]

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Kohala Center expands SNAP access to six farmers markets

Kohala Center expands SNAP access to six farmers markets

MEDIA RELEASE The Kohala Center has received a one-year grant from the USDA to expand EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card access to six farmers markets on Hawaii Island, thus providing participants in federal nutrition assistance programs with greater access to nutritious food. This funding will allow the Center to expand SNAP EBT access to these […]

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Andrea's Eat Local Food Stamp Challenge: Day 29

Andrea’s Eat Local Food Stamp Challenge: Day 29

(EDITOR’S NOTE: North Kohala resident Andrea Dean calls herself a SocioEcoPreneur who partners with communities, businesses and non-profits on initiatives that enhance the island environment, economy and community. She is involved with the North Kohala Eat Locally Grown Campaign and has challenged herself to eat only local foods on a food stamp budget for the […]

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Andrea's Eat Local Food Stamp Challenge: Days 23-27

Andrea’s Eat Local Food Stamp Challenge: Days 23-27

(EDITOR’S NOTE: North Kohala resident Andrea Dean calls herself a SocioEcoPreneur who partners with communities, businesses and non-profits on initiatives that enhance the island environment, economy and community. She is involved with the North Kohala Eat Locally Grown Campaign and has challenged herself to eat only local foods on a food stamp budget for the […]

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Andrea's Eat Local Food Stamp Challenge: Day 18

Andrea’s Eat Local Food Stamp Challenge: Day 18

(EDITOR’S NOTE: North Kohala resident Andrea Dean calls herself a SocioEcoPreneur who partners with communities, businesses and non-profits on initiatives that enhance the island environment, economy and community. She is involved with the North Kohala Eat Locally Grown Campaign and has challenged herself to eat only local foods on a food stamp budget for the […]

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Andrea's Eat Local Food Stamp Challenge: Day 10

Andrea’s Eat Local Food Stamp Challenge: Day 10

(EDITOR’S NOTE: North Kohala resident Andrea Dean calls herself a SocioEcoPreneur who partners with communities, businesses and non-profits on initiatives that enhance the island environment, economy and community. She is involved with the North Kohala Eat Locally Grown Campaign and has challenged herself to eat only local foods on a food stamp budget for the […]

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Andrea's Eat Local Food Stamp Challenge: Day 8

Andrea’s Eat Local Food Stamp Challenge: Day 8

(EDITOR’S NOTE: North Kohala resident Andrea Dean calls herself a SocioEcoPreneur who partners with communities, businesses and non-profits on initiatives that enhance the island environment, economy and community. She is involved with the North Kohala Eat Locally Grown Campaign and has challenged herself to eat only local foods on a food stamp budget for the […]

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Andrea's Eat Local Food Stamp Challenge: Day 6

Andrea’s Eat Local Food Stamp Challenge: Day 6

(EDITOR’S NOTE: North Kohala resident Andrea Dean calls herself a SocioEcoPreneur who partners with communities, businesses and non-profits on initiatives that enhance the island environment, economy and community. She is involved with the North Kohala Eat Locally Grown Campaign and has challenged herself to eat only local foods on a food stamp budget for the […]

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Andrea's Eat Local Food Stamp Challenge: Day 2

Andrea’s Eat Local Food Stamp Challenge: Day 2

(EDITOR’S NOTE: North Kohala resident Andrea Dean calls herself a SocioEcoPreneur who partners with communities, businesses and non-profits on initiatives that enhance the island environment, economy and community. She is involved with the North Kohala Eat Locally Grown Campaign and has challenged herself to eat only local foods on a food stamp budget for the […]

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