The Maui Nui Food Alliance (MNFA) is a cross-sector collaborative dedicated to a resilient and healthy food future for the islands of Maui Nui – Maui, Molokai, and Lāna’i. Established in 2019, the alliance works to cultivate respectful relationships among passionate and dedicated stakeholders and community members to work together towards changing Maui Nui’s food systems that are culturally grounded, ethically guided and connected to place. The group has been meeting regularly to identify food security and equity issues that surround the current food system and potential solutions and strategies to address them.
Lauren Nelson, MA
Maui Food Access Coordinator
[she/her] Lauren joined HIPHI in March 2020 and helps facilitate the Maui Nui Food Alliance, a cross-sector collaborative dedicated to a resilient and healthy food future for the islands of Maui Nui – Maui, Molokaʻi, and Lānaʻi. Before receiving her M.A. in Gastronomy, she worked as a farmer on Maui. Lauren has a background in nutrition and climate change policy, working for FAO and the Slow Food Movement. She loves hiking, surfing, diving, painting, and trying new varieties of fruit.
Maui Nui Food Alliance