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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.

Too many Hawaiʻi seniors are still going hungry

Despite recent strides to address food insecurity, thousands of Hawai‘i seniors are still at risk of experiencing hunger across the islands.

No cause for panic: Hawaiʻi’s economy is OK

Hawai‘i’s economy is far from last place, and it’s important for policymakers to know this when deciding how best to invest in our communities.

Whole Foods Market’s 5% Community Giving Day will expand access to meals for children

For keiki who rely on free and reduced-price school meals to get a healthy start, Whole Foods Market’s donation to Hawai‘i Appleseed’s school meal expansion efforts will have life-altering implications.

“Occupy Hunger,” urges food justice advocate Andy Fisher

Addressing hunger requires a more holistic framework that understands the interplay between public health, economic justice, and local food production.