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Hawaii Foodbank adds additional pop-up distribution events

The Hawaii Foodbank is adding additional food distribution events in late October and November amid continued high need amid the pandemic. This includes four larger-scale distributions on Oct. 30, Nov. 8, Nov. 13 and Nov. 16. “Even with the reboot of our visitor industry, the demand for food assistance remains extremely high,” said Hawaii Foodbank […]

Farm-to-Car program launches on Big Island, giving farmers a boost

After a successful run of the Farm-to-Car program on Oahu, Hawaii County will begin the same program this month. The farm-to-car initiatives supports local farmers and brings fresh produce to Hawaii families. Online ordering begins today, Oct. 2. Customers can pre-order products such as meats, eggs, cheeses, baked goods, and vegetables online by clicking here. Customers […]

State begins distribution of PPE, with more available for eligible organizations

The state has begun the distribution of Personal Protective Equipment, and more is still available. Hawaii Emergency Management Agency says they have shipped out the first round of the PPE. They’ll be heading to businesses including childcare providers, doctors and dentists. Small businesses, non-profit organizations and those within the DOE school system are also eligible. […]

Kokua No Ka Ohana pop-up distributions to begin Sept. 24

To keep food flowing to its highest-need communities, the Hawai‘i Foodbank Kaua‘i Branch has launched a series of pop-up food distributions across the island. Called Kokua No Ka ‘Ohana (Help for Families), the food distributions kicked off on Sept. 24 and will be held weekly through Nov. 19. “We organized these food distributions in order […]

Bike-share program switches gears during pandemic

Big Island residents are taking advantage of free, unlimited bicycle rentals that have been offered during the pandemic. Tina Clothier, interim executive director of Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii, or PATH, a West Hawaii-based bicycle and pedestrian advocacy group, said the organization initially considered halting its bike share program in March, “when it became clear […]

“Farm to Car” Program Returns to Support Local Farmers

The “Farm to Car” program returns this week to provide O‘ahu residents with affordable fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs and other produce from local farmers. The innovative program is a partnership between the City and County of Honolulu and the Hawai‘i Farm Bureau. “Making O‘ahu COVID-safe depends on everyone supporting each other and creating partnerships that […]

YMCA Learning Centers open for keiki in distance learning models

The YMCA of Honolulu is offering a Learning Center program for students in kindergarten through sixth grade whose schools are implementing distance learning models. The full-day program is available beginning Monday, August 17, at our Kaimuki-Waialae, Leeward, Mililani, Nu’uanu and Windward YMCA Branches. Program hours are 7:30 am to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, YMCA staff will be […]

BOE votes to delay reopening of public schools until Aug. 17

The Board of Education on Thursday voted to delay the reopening of public schools by two weeks ― until Aug. 17. The extra time is designed to give teachers, principals, and other staff members time to prepare for the return of students to campuses and train on distance learning tools. The state Education Department had […]