$150,000 Awarded to Maui Nonprofit for New Meals Program

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Maui Financial Chance, Inc. is the receiver of a $150,000 award for a refreshing food voucher plan that will help the Native Hawaiian local community through the Workplace of Hawaiian Affairs COVID-19 Influence and Reaction Grant.

“‘Ai Hua will enable to reinforce and reinforce Native Hawaiians’ ʻohana and the overall health of the lāhui,” in accordance to MEO.

With the $150,000 OHA award, MEO will supply vouchers to Native Hawaiian families who were affected by COVID-19 that can be used at area farmers markets to purchase area fresh fruits, veggies and protein meals.  The application will reward both equally the Indigenous Hawaiian families who obtain the vouchers for the generate, and the neighborhood farmers who expand the solutions for the farmers’ markets.

The software time period is for a single year, beginning Nov. 1.

“MEO welcomes the prospect to get the job done with the Office environment of Hawaiian Affairs to deliver contemporary fruits, vegetables and proteins to the Indigenous Hawaiian group,” said Debbie Cabebe, MEO CEO. “This software is patterned after our effective Seniors Farmers’ Current market Nutrition Method for kupuna and gives the chance for MEO to extend its arrive at to the Native Hawaiian community in partnership with OHA.

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“ ‘Ai Hua is a win-gain for Native Hawaiians, who will obtain coupons to acquire contemporary meals that can in some cases be outside the house the budgets of some ohana, and for sustainability and agriculture in Maui County. We thank OHA for allowing for MEO to further more our mission of Supporting Men and women. Altering Lives.”

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The purpose of the ‘Ai Hua plan is to provide the Indigenous Hawaiian lāhui in alignment with the strategic foundations, directions and results of the 15 yr Mana I Mauli Ola Strategic Program. This project is sponsored by the Business office of Hawaiian Affairs, working to enhance the lives of Indigenous Hawaiians.

For a lot more information about the system, make contact with the MEO Neighborhood Services department at 808-249-2970.