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…

Farm to School Newsletter October 2020: Hui Receives Federal Grant Award!

HIPHI and the Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui have been awarded one of five Food and Agriculture Service Learning Program grants from the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture! This is the Hui’s first…
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Farm to School Newsletter October 2020: Results of the Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui 10-Year Retrospective Evaluation

After a decade of work cultivating Hawaiʻi’s farm to school movement, the Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui’s impact on community food systems and ʻāina-based education is substantial. In recognition, the Hui has undertaken a 10-year retrospective…
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Farm to School Newsletter October 2020: October is Farm to School Month in Hawai‘i!

Nation and State Celebrate a Decade of Growing the Farm to School Movement October 2020 marks two important 10-year anniversaries on the national and local levels: designation of October as National Farm to School Month by the United States…
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Farm to School Newsletter October 2020: Aloha ‘Āina Academy Enhances Food Systems Education

Aloha ‘Āina Academy is an innovative teacher training project developed through a partnership between Mid-Pacific Institute, the Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui and the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University. The goal of this project…
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Farm to School Newsletter October 2020: Hawai‘i Department of Health Funds County-Level Food Access Coordinators

In 2017, the Hawaiʻi’s Food System: Food for All report was completed after an analysis of state-wide economic data, a review of literature, and dozens of interviews with food system practitioners and stakeholders from the main islands in…
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Farm to School Newsletter October 2020: Introducing the UH CTAHR Regional Farm to School Coordinators

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources’ (CTAHR) Farm to School Program seeks to promote health by addressing nutrition and food access at a community food system level, by addressing…
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Farm to School Newsletter October 2020: School Gardens to Kūpuna

How a school garden in one of Hawaiʻi’s most remote, isolated communities is supporting kūpuna (elders) with fresh fruits and vegetables Anyone familiar with Maui’s beautiful, long, and winding road to Hāna can appreciate many of the…

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…

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…

Free grab-and-go meals return to more than 200 public schools this fall

Free grab-and-go meals are returning to more than 200 public schools starting Oct. 12 through Dec. 18, the Hawaii Department of Education announced on Thursday. The free meals are for children ages 18 and younger and are available…

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…