Spearheaded by Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui, the Hawaii DOE, the Hawaii Department of Agriculture and The
Kohala Center are working collaboratively on the Farm to School
Initiative, with a goal to systematically increase local food in school lunches as well as connect our keiki with the ‘āina through their food, using products from the local agricultural community.
The effort is centered around a pilot program in the Kohala Complex — the kitchen for the three schools in the complex serves as a cooking and education lab, while providing needed data on costs and waste to inform scaling the program in other regions. The video above provides an overview of the effort.