2/7/2024 #kihei #community #foodsystems

From the Maui County Department of Agriculture:

You are formally invited to join the Department of Agriculture’s Community Talk Story Sessions to develop the Maui County Food and Nutrition Security Plan. From February through March 2024, the Maui County Department of Agriculture will host Community Talk Story Sessions in each residential area in Maui County to gain the community’s insight on what solutions they want to see included in the Maui County Food and Nutrition Security Plan.
 
The Maui County Food and Nutrition Security Plan will guide Maui County to improve nutrition security, climate and emergency resilience, and opportunities for local food producers, with targets identified over the next 5, 10, and 20 years. The plan will identify existing solutions, leverage points for change and improvement across Maui County’s food system sectors, and policy recommendations to improve food access and nutrition security, especially for our most vulnerable community members, including those recovering from the impacts of wildfires in Lahaina and Upcountry, kūpuna, SNAP-eligible populations, young families, and geographically isolated rural communities in East Maui, Molokai and Lānaʻi.
 
A summary of each Community Talk Story Session conversation will be provided within a week following each event for public comment here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jCjlxGZwRwMteuKTaJt_Pnjm66eqfmcivKCZBp9G8-I/edit?usp=sharing
 
Join us in person at the following Community Talk Story Sessions to share your mana’o for the future of our food systems:
 
Community Talk Story Sessions:
1. Helene Hall in Hāna – Thursday, 2/8 from 5:30-8PM
2. Pukalani Community Center – Tuesday, 2/13 from 5:30-8PM
3. Kīhei Community Center – Thursday, 2/22 from 5:30-8PM
4. Kahului Community Center – Thursday, 2/29 from 5:30-8PM
5. Lāna’i Filipino Club House – Thursday, 3/7 from 5:30-8PM
6. Molokai, Mitchell Pauole Community Center – Tuesday, 3/12 from 4:30-7PM
7. Napili, location TBD: Thursday, 3/21 from 5:30-8PM
Sign up here to receive an email reminder about the Community Listening Session in your area: https://forms.gle/R6dcGzP57sBo9dzJ6
If you have any questions, contact Lauren Nelson, Maui County Food Access Coordinator with the Maui County Department of Agriculture, via lauren.nelson@co.maui.hi.us or by phone at 808-270-8287.