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!
Announcements & Upcoming Opportunities
Here are ways to learn more about our food system & get involved!
Need help submitting testimony?
Check out our legislative resources!
2024 Food+ Policy Priorities:
Increase civic engagement in younger generations through empowerment and education
Increase opportunities and remove barriers for young people to engage in small farming for local consumption - as a way of life or a career
Decrease dependency on imported food and agricultural goods and increase local farmers and value-added products for Hawaiʻi food resiliency
Incentivize and support regenerative and Native Hawaiian traditional farming and fishing practices
Create access to healthy, culturally appropriate foods for food-insecure communities and demographic
Provide farm-to-school programming--production, education, and local procurement --for all learners
Support policies that serve the health and wellness of people, the environment, social equity, and economic stability of Hawaiʻi
Mahalo to our sponsors, past & present:
The Healy Foundation
Kim Coco Fund for Justice of the Iwamoto Family Foundation