Press Releases

Hawaiʻi continues to fall behind on school breakfast

February 9, 2021 Only 4 in 10 low-income students is getting the benefits of school breakfast.

Donations at Safeway keep critical grab-and-go meal program going strong

September 10, 2020 Hawai‘i Appleseed Center for Law & Economic Justice is working closely with the DOE and a number of community organizations throughout the state to ensure that free grab-and-go meals can be made available even while school is out.

Hawaiʻi drops to 44th in the nation in children’s summer meal participation

August 4, 2020 Just 8.7 percent of eligible keiki in Hawai‘i received summer lunch on an average day in July 2019, one of the worst participation rates in the nation.

Free Grab-and-Go Meals for Children and Youth Available Through August 14

July 31, 2020 The following 16 community sites will provide free healthy grab-and-go meals to children and youth up to age 18, Monday to Friday, through August 14, unless otherwise indicated.

Community Partnership Serving Free Meals to Keiki During School Closure

March 23, 2020 A group of community nonprofits is banding together to provide free meals to keiki in need at additional, non-DOE sites around Oʻahu.

Hawai‘i drops to 51st in the nation for school breakfast participation

February 13, 2020 Fewer than 4 in 10 low-income students getting benefits of school breakfast

Trump Public Charge rule set to begin; cost could be severe

January 27, 2020 With the new Trump Administration Public Charge rule given the green light today by the U.S. Supreme Court, both Hawai‘i economy and its hardworking immigrant families will suffer.

Report explores solutions to senior hunger in Hawai‘i

January 7, 2020 To effectively address the problem, policymakers need to place the issue of senior hunger into a holistic framework that understands the interplay between public health, economic justice and social capital.

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.