For over 20 years, Hawaii Foodbank and participating food partner agencies have distributed millions of pounds of fresh produce and assorted dry goods and nonperishable items to undeserved communities on Oahu and Kauai through the Ohana Produce Plus Program. Recipients of this program include families with low income, individuals with disabilities, the homeless and working poor. For many people, Ohana Produce Program is their only source of fresh fruits and vegetables.
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), otherwise known as the Senior Food Box Program, was first launched in April 2015. Hawaii is one of the U.S. states that participates in CSFP to distribute food boxes to improve the health of seniors with low income. Boxes contain supplemental foods such as nonfat dry milk and/or UHT milk, cheese, cereal, juice, peanut butter, rice, canned meat, fruits and vegetables.CSFP provided 3,225 seniors received 16,529 food boxes during 2016-17.
Applicants must be residents of Hawaii, at least 60 years of age and have monthly household incomes of less than $1,481 for a single or $1,985 for a couple. Certified elderly individuals are able to receive one box per month.Download the CSFP ApplicationCSFP Application Form
The Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides seniors that have low incomes with eligible produce. Recipients of this program must complete an application to receive $5.00 voucher booklets, valued at a total of $50.00 USD. Vouchers can be redeemed at participating Farmers' Market vendors, in exchange for fresh fruits and vegetables.
Every year Hawaii Foodbank, in partnership with the State of Hawaii - Office of Community Services and the United States Department of Agriculture/Food and Nutrition Service, organize the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Applicants must be certified to participate each year. The number of vouchers are limited and given on a first-come, first-served basis.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights1400 Independence Avenue, SWWashington, D.C. 20250-9410;
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Michelle PanokeAgency & Administrative Supervisormichelle@hawaiifoodbankkauai.org(808) 482-2224