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Land, Legacy and Food: Jesse’s Story

Jesse Mikasobe-Keali‘inohomoku manages food systems work at ‘Elepaio Social Services, one of Hawai‘i Foodbank’s agency partners. Through his work, Jesse is serving the community that raised him by addressing social issues and providing access to food.
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What Does the Farm Bill Mean for Hawai‘i?

The Farm Bill is the centerpiece federal legislation for food and farming. It impacts access to nutritious food for the thousands of people in Hawai‘i facing hunger and is critical to the efficacy of many of Hawai‘i Foodbank’s hunger-relief efforts.
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A cheerful hawaiian woman holding a crate of green onions in a sunny field with mountains in the background.

Connection to Community: Kaui’s Story

Partners like MA‘O Organic Farms are working to address systemic inequities and develop community-led solutions. See how Farm Manager Kaui Sana’s work is helping to establish deeper connections among food, community and ancestry.
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A Different Kind of Resolution

Each new year, people embrace a newfound optimism in their ability to do better. Perhaps this year, we can incorporate resolutions that give back to our community as a whole. Here are five resolutions you can make this year that will help nourish our ‘ohana.
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‘A Holiday Story’ for Families Facing Hunger

1 in 4 keiki in Hawai‘i struggle with hunger. For their parents, the perfect gift starts with having enough food on the table for their entire family to eat. Giving their children everything begins with providing them with enough food to grow and thrive today.
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Hawaii Foodbank spotlighted on the cover of MidWeek

MidWeek Spotlights Hawai‘i Foodbank’s 40th Anniversary

The cover story of MidWeek takes a look back at Hawai‘i Foodbank's 40 year history while also shining a spotlight on programs and initiatives aimed at ultimately ending hunger in Hawai‘i.
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Federal Poverty Guidelines

Household Size
200% Monthly Gross Income (BBCE Household)
130% Monthly Gross Income (Regular Household)
100% Monthly Net Income
1
$2,606
$1,694
$1,303
2
$3,510
$2,282
$1,755
3
$4,416
$2,870
$2,208
4
$5,320
$3,458
$2,660
5
$6,226
$4,047
$3,113
6
$7,130
$4,635
$3,565
7
$8,036
$5,223
$4,018
8
$8,940
$5,811
$4,470
9
$9,846
$6,400
$4,923
10
$10,752
$6,989
$5,376
11
$11,658
$7,578
$5,829
12
$12,564
$8,167
$6,282
13
$13,470
$8,756
$6,735
14
$14,376
$9,345
$7,188
15
$15,282
$9,934
$7,641
16
$906
$589
$453

Note: 200% BBCE Monthly Gross Income (MGI) is based on 100% SNAP Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
BBCE – Broad-based Categorical Eligibility

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Federal Poverty Guidelines

Household Size
200% Monthly Gross Income
(BBCE Household)
130% Monthly Gross Income
(Regular Household)
100% Monthly Net Income
1
$2,606
$1,694
$1,303
2
$3,510
$2,282
$1,755
3
$4,416
$2,870
$2,208
4
$5,320
$3,458
$2,660
5
$6,226
$4,047
$3,113
6
$7,130
$4,635
$3,565
7
$8,036
$5,223
$4,018
8
$8,940
$5,811
$4,470
9
$9,846
$6,400
$4,923
10
$10,752
$6,989
$5,376
11
$11,658
$7,578
$5,829
12
$12,564
$8,167
$6,282
13
$13,470
$8,756
$6,735
14
$14,376
$9,345
$7,188
15
$15,282
$9,934
$7,641
16
$906
$589
$453

Note: 200% BBCE Monthly Gross Income (MGI) is based on 100% SNAP Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
BBCE – Broad-based Categorical Eligibility