Five Awesome Food Organizations in Hawaii

Five Awesome Food Organizations in Hawaii

Launched by Food Tank and the James Beard Foundation, the first annual Good Food Org Guideidentifies and celebrates more than five hundred U.S.-based groups including five from Hawaii who are cultivating a better food system.

Aloha Harvest

Aloha Harvest is a nonprofit in Oahu founded in 1999 to rescue food that would be wasted by restaurants, food distributors, hotels, and other businesses. The organization picks up food from over 230 donors and delivers it to social agencies helping those in need. They have collected over 12.7 million pounds of food to date.

Hawaii Organic Farming Association

Hawaii Organic Farming Association (HOFA) promotes organic farming and sustainability throughout the state. Through education and research, HOFA works to support sustainable agriculture and stewardship of the land.

The Hawaii Public Seed Initiative

The Hawaii Public Seed Initiative helps farmers and their communities to harvest, store, and preserve public seeds. Through a range of programming including seed exchanges, the Initiative aims to increase food production and improve food quality.

Kokua Hawaii Foundation

Kokua Hawaii Foundation is a nonprofit organization that works to bring environmental education programming into schools and communities around the state. Their farm to school initiative, INA In Schools, incorporates school gardens into classroom learning, supports nutrition education, and teaches children about where their food comes from.

Malama Kauai

Malama Kauai is a nonprofit on the island of Kauai that works to strengthen the local food system while highlighting community and culture. Programs include support for youth pursuing careers in sustainability, a sustainable business network, and community and school gardens.

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