Press Releases

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.

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.
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