We need a comprehensive approach to helping Hawaiʻi families and supporting Hawaiʻi farmers, and we have an unprecedented opportunity to do so NOW using CARES Act funding. We are proposing a plan to spend $40 million on immediate needs between now and the end of 2020 that will set the stage for future food system resilience efforts in years to come.
The ideas in this document have been gathered from and vetted with dozens of Hawaiʻi community organizations, coalitions, philanthropists, and working groups. These groups represent diverse interests ranging from public health to food and agriculture to supporting working families. Let’s harness this opportunity to put community voices first and build a resilient food system for Hawaiʻi’s future.