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Hawai‘i drops to 44th in the nation in children’s summer meal participation

Hawaiʻi is missing out on millions in federal funding, and our keiki are missing out on meals.

6 in 10 Hawaiʻi adults now live in a household in which at least one person has lost income

The urgency with which families need relief cannot be exaggerated, and state lawmakers must move quickly to provide assistance to needy families.

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.

COVID-19 response focusing on assisting state in managing social safety net programs

COVID-19 is both a public health emergency and an economic crisis; Hawaiʻi Appleseed’s concern lies with the working families and children of Hawaiʻi.

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.

“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.

Farm bill protects SNAP, other critical nutrition programs

In a bipartisan agreement announced today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed (in a 369–47 vote) a farm bill agreement that supports the food security of nearly 170,000 Hawai‘i residents through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The bill passed both houses of Congress overwhelmingly and is now on its way to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

The bipartisan bill also includes provisions that invest in our island’s