Local Produce 50 Percent Off for EBT Customers
Sust’aina ble Molokai News Release
Sustʻaina ble Molokai’s Mobile Market began their “EBT Double Bucks Program” on Sept. 1!
Does your family receive SNAP/EBT benefits? Are you interested in eating more fresh, healthy, local produce? Then you should check out Sustʻaina ble Molokai’s Mobile Market at sustainablemolokai.org/mobile-market/.
The main goals of the program are to improve healthy food access and support local farmers. Buying local means that more food dollars stay in the local economy, which has a positive ripple effect for Molokai.
Here’s how our EBT Double Bucks Program works: Shop for fresh fruits and vegetable with the Sustʻaina ble Molokai Mobile Market, pay with your EBT card, and receive 50 percent off your purchase when you pick up your order. It’s that easy!
New customers will need to sign up for a free account with the Mobile Market at molokai.localfoodmarketplace.com. The online market is open for shopping from Monday morning at 9 a.m. until Tuesday at 6 p.m. Once a customer signs up they will receive a weekly email on Monday alerting them that the Market is open for shopping. Currently there are two Thursday Market drop-off locations and times: in Kaunakakai from 1 to 1:30 p.m. at MCSC parking lot across from Paddlers Inn, and West End from 3 to 3:30 p.m. at Kaluakoi condos parking lot.
Customers also have the option to just come to the Mobile Market drop-off locations and purchase local produce with their EBT card. Items that are eligible for receiving 50 percent off include locally grown fruits and vegetable, poi, dried fruits, ‘awa, and vegetable and herb starter plants. Grass-fed beef, locally produced shrimp, locally produced baked goods and other value-added products can count towards the incentive/rebate amount.
For more information please contact Jamie or Harmonee at 560- 5410 or Jamie@sustainablemolokai.org.