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$5 Bento Box helping families in need as prices rise

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The $5 Bento Box sells 100,000 plates a month at a loss. But it's able to offset that by selling about 30-thousand shave ice, Dole whip ice creams and pineapple smoothies at $12 a pop to keep the business afloat.

HONOLULU (KITV4) - You've probably seen these $5 bento trucks around Honolulu and wondered how they're able to keep prices so low.

The $5 Bento Box sells 100,000 plates a month -- that include local favorites like Asian sweet chili snapper, garlic shrimp and shoyu chicken -- at a loss.

Produced in partnership with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.

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