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Feed our keiki, fuel our future: help fight hunger in Hawaiʻi

During the month of September, donations at Hawaiʻi Safeway will help families struggling more than ever with hunger during the pandemic.

Community partnership will serve free meals to keiki during school closure

Community sites on Oʻahu have begun serving free meals to keiki during school closures to compliment DOE efforts to reach children in need.

Too many Hawaiʻi seniors are still going hungry

Despite recent strides to address food insecurity, thousands of Hawai‘i seniors are still at risk of experiencing hunger across the islands.

Whole Foods Market’s 5% Community Giving Day will expand access to meals for children

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.

“Occupy Hunger,” urges food justice advocate Andy Fisher

Addressing hunger requires a more holistic framework that understands the interplay between public health, economic justice, and local food production.

Protecting SNAP benefits for Hawaii’s working families and seniors

A proposed Trump Administration rule change would threaten the elegibilty of working families and seniors to receive SNAP benefits and hurt our economy. Here's what you can do to help keep the administration's #HandsOffSNAP.

After school supper is a big missed opportunity in Hawaii

For many children, the breakfast and lunch they get at school is the only healthy food they eat all day. School meals are critical to student health and well-being, especially for low-income students. These meals ensure that students have the nutrition they need throughout the day to learn. Research shows that school meal programs reduce food insecurity, obesity rates and poor health, and improve learning outcomes for participating students. In addition, school meal nutrition standards are having a positive impact…

School breakfast: building a solid foundation for learning

All through September, 2018, when you visit your local Safeway location in Hawaiʻi, you’ll see signs advertising the annual Hunger Is fundraiser, sponsored by the Albertsons Companies Foundation. When you checkout with your cashier, you’ll have the option to donate to this important fundraiser aimed at expanding participation in school breakfast programs and combating childhood hunger. The foundation has once again selected Hawaiʻi Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice,