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Free grab-and-go meals for keiki expands to Molokai

The addition of the Molokai site means the now-30 community summer food sites are projected to serve 1.5 million meals in 2020.

Hawaiʻi P-EBT: Pandemic Benefits for Hawaiʻi Families to Buy Food

There’s a valuable new benefit available for Hawaii families with children who are struggling to buy food. It’s called Pandemic-EBT, or P-EBT.

Community sites expand free meals for keiki through the summer

New community sponsors include Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, Alternative Structures International, Hawaii Literacy and Boys & Girls Clubs.

Ending racism requires us to actively dismantle racist policies around us

Ending racism requires us all to become active in dismantling racist policies in order to replace them with anti-racist ones.

6 in 10 Hawaiʻi adults now live in a household in which at least one person has lost income

The urgency with which families need relief cannot be exaggerated, and state lawmakers must move quickly to provide assistance to needy families.

Who Are Hawaiʻi’s Frontline Workers?

The pandemic has shown us how crucial frontline industry workers are to Hawaiʻi’s economy. Sadly, many of these workers are underpaid and underprotected.

Community partnership will serve free meals to keiki during school closure

Community sites on Oʻahu have begun serving free meals to keiki during school closures to compliment DOE efforts to reach children in need.

COVID-19 response focusing on assisting state in managing social safety net programs

COVID-19 is both a public health emergency and an economic crisis; Hawaiʻi Appleseed’s concern lies with the working families and children of Hawaiʻi.

State research confirms economic benefit of minimum wage hikes

The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism's latest report demonstrates that a living wage is not only possible, it is economically desirable.

Trump’s Public Charge rule could cost Hawaiʻi tens of millions in revenue

The financial cost of the public charge rule is in addition to the harm done to the health and resilience of immigrant families.