GreenWheel Food Hub
GreenWheel Food Hub is a social enterprise with a mission to help Hawaii's residents, especially those in low-income communities, gain better access to fresh, locally-grown fruits, vegetables and staple foods.
We created this project with the intention of cultivating a space for folks using SNAP benefits - and everyone who is navigating economic challenges - to share information and resources as a community.
What you will find here:
- Farmers Markets that are 100% locally grown produce and accept EBT
- Shopping & Cooking Tips FreeRange Nan and fellow sources and community members share valuable time and dollar saving knowledge around delectable and nourishing food making on a budget.
- SNAP COMMUNITY Did you know there is a growing and global movement of folks on SNAP and other forms of benefits? Keep up on the news, learn about what other communities are doing, connect with others.
GreenWheel Food Hub is partnering with these all local farmers markets to accept SNAP/EBT:
Honolulu Farmers' Market
Neal Blaisdell Concert Hall
Ward Ave & King St
On Bus Routes #3, 9, 40, 52, 53, 62
managed by the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation
The Crop Shop Farmers' Market
1475 Linapuni St, Kalihi
managed by Kokua Kalihi Valley
Hawaii Farm Bureau
Meet the farmers and food producers of Hawaii’s diverse agricultural scene. Select from a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers. Plus amazing beef, aqua cultured seafood, baked goods, hand made pasta, local honey and much more.The Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation (HFBF) was organized back in 1948 by a group of farmers on the Windward side of Oahu. It was then that the very first Farm Bureau meeting was held.
In 1950, the HFBF was formerly incorporated and has grown into the present statewide organization consisting of approximately 2,000 member families in eleven counties located throughout the State.
Ohana Produce Plus Program
Ohana community food distribution sites distribute food to an average of 23,014 people per month and help feed even more people, each person receiving food for a household of two or more members. The Ohana Produce Plus Program is for many families, their only source of fresh fruits and vegetables. Produce distributed through the program provides needed nutrients in their diets and supplements food staples families may afford through store purchases or food stamps.
23,014 people per month received 7.6 million pounds of food during 2015-16.
For 19 years, the Hawaii Foodbank and our member agencies have distributed millions of pounds of fresh produce and food to underserved communities on Oahu through the Ohana Produce Plus Program. Donated and purchased food is distributed to low-income families, the elderly, disabled, the homeless and the working poor in communities island-wide.
Last year, the Ohana Produce Plus Program served 21 communities on Oahu through
29 member agencies.
Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program
The Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides low-income seniors with eligible fresh produce with the goal of improving their health and nutritional status. An application must be completed for each person in the household that qualifies for SFMNP benefits. Applicants must be certified to participate each year. The number of participants is limited on a first come, first served basis. You can apply only once by going to a site or by mail.
Recipients must be 60 years of age or older AND have a household annual income of less than $25,290 for single person or $34,096 for a couple.
Senior Food Box Program
The Hawaii Foodbank launched the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP),
otherwise known as "Senior Food Box Program" on April 2015.
Our goal is to provide 2,400 seniors with supplemental foods such as non-fat dry milk and/ or UHT milk, cereal, juice, peanut butter, rice canned meat, fruits and vegetables. Seniors must be a Hawaii resident of at least 60 years of age and have a monthly household income of less than $1,481 for a single or $1,985 for a couple. Verification of age and residency will be required to certify seniors who in turn, will receive a box of food monthly.
From July 2015 to June 2016:
2,746 Seniors received 22,577 Food Boxes
Hawaii is one of 7 states that have been approved to distribute food boxes to improve the health of low-income elderly persons of at least 60 years by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA foods.
Meal Service & Food-Box Program
River of Life Mission serves over 15,000 meals each month. The food-box program provides 2,000 boxed meals each month to low-income families and the elderly. 65% of the recipients are children. In addition, River of Life Mission serves as the lead agency for the Lighthouse Outreach Center, a temporary shelter in Waipahu which provides a safe place to sleep, evening meals, social services and case management.