Press Releases

Hawai‘i Appleseed and PHOCUSED join forces

November 12, 2019 PHOCUSED becomes a project of Hawai‘i Appleseed to create a stronger connection between data-driven policy and impacted communities in pursuit of systems change.

Hawai‘i ranks last at serving afterschool suppers to low-income keiki

October 23, 2019 Low participation in afterschool meals wastes an opportunity to keep kids engaged and safe after school ends, and lets some $600,000 in funding slip away.

Whole Foods Market’s “5% Day” will expand access to meals for children

October 7, 2019 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.

Donations at Safeway in September will help end hunger

September 20, 2019 All throughout this month, when you make a donation to the Hunger Is campaign at Safeway stores throughout Hawai‘i, your money will help us expand school breakfast participation in our schools.

Poverty data obscures reality faced by Hawaii residents

September 10, 2019 The U.S. Census Bureau's more accurate Supplemental Poverty Measure ranks Hawai‘i at 13th highest for poverty in the nation.

Andy Fisher, food justice author, to speak at UH Manoa

September 5, 2019 Andy Fisher, author of "Big Hunger," will discuss why wealthy countries like the U.S. continue to struggle with food insecurity.

Hawaii Appleseed Center Announces Victor Geminiani’s Retirement

August 21, 2019 After a 50-year career as an advocate for the low-income community, Victor Geminiani, founder and Executive Director of Hawai‘i Appleseed Center, will retire on August 31, 2019.

Fewer than one in 11 low-income keiki get free summer food

July 10, 2019 A national report released today shows Hawai‘i has dropped to 43rd in the nation in providing free or reduced-price school lunches to keiki over the summer, but there is reason for optimism going forward.

Bill 89 most progressive vacation rental regulation in the U.S.

June 24, 2019 After three decades of illegal proliferation of short-term rentals on O‘ahu driving up housing costs for everyday residents, the city finally has the comprehensive tool kit it needs to bring the situation under control and balance the needs of the tourism industry with the needs of residents and the community.

Hawaii’s working women and parents are chief benefactors of proposed minimum wage increase

April 24, 2019 New analysis sheds light on demographics of affected workers and effects on local economy should wage increase to $17
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