The Hawaiʻi Good Food Alliance is a diverse hui of individuals and organizations who share in the production, aggregation, and distribution of food, and share in the practice of mālama ʻāina to re-build thriving community food systems. We join together—with a sense of urgency—to raise community voice and support one another in the belief that each and every person in Hawai’i can share in healthy, locally produced food.
Food connects to who we are—our culture, our community, and our heritage—and connects us to one another.
Food is a foundational part of our health and well being as a society.
Easy access to nutritious food is a matter of fairness, equity and social justice.
We work in and with communities to develop knowledge, build capacity, facilitate autonomy and foster resiliency, which leads to community-led economic and social development.
Speaks to the reciprocal kuleana between kanaka (man) and ʻāina (land) to take care of one another. We do not own the land, but are in relationship to it. If we take care of it, it will provide for us.
Nurture solidarity as an Alliance by respecting and honoring the uniqueness of each community, creating spaces for building a deep sense of aloha and trust, learning from one another and growing our shared understanding, making safe spaces for honest conversations, and being at each other’s side in times of need. Our current activities for pursuing this include:
Strengthen, support, and build community food systems — systems that include the production, distribution, and consumption of good food — through coordination, gap filling, innovation, and advocacy. Our current strategies/projects for pursuing this include: