Amid the bustle of the holiday season, planning a family gathering can already be hard enough. The last thing we need to worry about is all the holiday leftovers. But, unfortunately, food waste this time of year can be a big problem.
When Hurricane ‘Iniki visited Kaua‘i in 1992, it changed everything and left behind the worst disaster in the history of the State of Hawai‘i. 30 years later, the memories of the storm remain fresh — but the lessons carry Hawai‘i Foodbank’s mission forward as an essential emergency relief organization.
April is Food Waste Awareness Month — a time to reflect on our impact as consumers and work toward solutions to this major issue. This month, we challenge you to find new ways to reduce the amount of food waste you produce.
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 three resolutions you can make this year that will help nourish our ‘ohana.
For a lot of families, the holidays are of one those special occasions when several generations come together, talk story and gather around the dinner table. Here in Hawai‘i, though, the idea of seeing multiple generations under one roof isn’t reserved for just the holidays.
When COVID-19 hit, many performing artists found themselves cut off from the human connection that their artistic livelihoods thrive upon. For opera director Omer Ben Seadia, however, the pandemic set the stage to connect with her community in an entirely new way.