Farm to Family: Building food system resilience and feeding families in the time of COVID-19

We need a comprehensive approach to help Hawaiʻi families with food insecurity and support local farmers at the same time.

Feeding Our Kūpuna

Thousands of kūpuna in Hawai‘i struggle just to put food on the table: An overview of Hawai‘i’s senior hunger safety net and how to strengthen it.

Hawai‘i School Breakfast Scorecard

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Executive Summary

All of Hawai‘i’s children deserve a good education that opens up opportunities for the rest of their lives. But hungry keiki can’t learn.

In the face of some of the highest food costs in the nation, many Hawai‘i families can’t afford to provide their children with a healthy breakfast every morning. Even higher-income families often can’t find time to sit down for a…

State of Poverty 2016

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In April 2016, the Hawai‘i Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice released a report entitled “The State of Poverty in Hawai‘i: How Hawai‘i’s Residents Are Faring Post-Recovery.” The report brings together the most recent available data to provide a snapshot of how low-income residents have fared after the economic recovery.

While some indicators have improved, families continue to struggle. Hawai‘i has the highest cost of living…

SNAP and the EITC in Hawaiʻi

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Hawai‘i Appleseed’s report, “Helping Make Ends Meet: Increasing SNAP and EITC Participation Among Eligible Households in Hawai‘i,” examines the severe underutilization of these two federally-funded programs in Hawai‘i and recommends new opportunities to build upon current outreach efforts and significantly increase participation in our state. To read the entire report, click here.

Hawai‘i has not only the highest cost of living in the…