The Hawaiʻi Youth Food Council (HYFC) hosted by the Hawai‘i Farm to School Hui, is a group of dedicated youth who work to benefit food systems in Hawaiʻi. Consisting of ten members from across the state, the mission of the HYFC is to engage youth in policy and systems change efforts that result in a just and equitable local food system for a healthier Hawai‘i.

Each year, the HYFC takes on a new and exciting project. This year we will be hosting We Grow Hawaiʻi: a Youth Food Summit. The goal of this virtual conference is to promote youth voices and inspire youth involvement in self-sustaining food systems. Sessions will be on three consecutive Saturdays  ― April 10, 17, and 24 ― featuring discussions, lectures, and interactive activities, and will be targeted towards middle and high school students.

Youth speakers alongside farmers, ranchers, policy makers and other food system professionals will share their experience with food, gardening, farming, fishing, ranching, cooking or food distribution. Check out our website for more details on registration and itinerary or contact us  (hawaiiyouthfoodcouncil@gmail.com). We look forward to hearing from you!