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Advocating for food systems change in Hawaiʻi

Hawaiʻi Food+ Policy is an internship program through Purple Maiʻa that gives Hawaiʻi college students and young farmers experience in civic engagement, a professional work environment, and problem solving through the lens of food systems advocacy.

We are tracking food & agriculture legislative measures. We encourage you to join our efforts to support a more sustainable & resilient food system!

Announcments & Opportunities

Announcements & Upcoming Opportunities

Here are ways to learn more about our food system & get involved!


2023 Food+ Policy Internship Program CLOSED

Our program internship is now closed and we are no longer accepting applications for the 2023 legislative session. If you have any inquiries, please contact us at Mahalo!

Need help submitting testimony?

Check out our legislative resources

2023 Food+ Policy Priorities
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2023 Food+ Policy Priorities:

  1. Increase opportunities and remove barriers for young people to engage in
    small farming for local consumption – as a lifestyle or a career.

  2. Incentivize and support regenerative and Native Hawaiian traditional farming and fishing practices.

  3. Create access to healthy, culturally appropriate foods for food insecure communities and demographics.

  4. Provide farm to school programming--production, education & local
    procurement--for all learners.


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Mahalo to our sponsors, past & present:

The Healy Foundation

Kim Coco Fund for Justice of the Iwamoto Family Foundation

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