Maui’s Food Supply Vulnerable, Says Kanu Hawaii
By Robin G. Pilus
Maui School Garden Network is organizing the local Kanu Hawaii 2011 Eat Local Challenge for September. The Network is seeking to raise awareness and solve issues relating to Maui’s vulnerable food supply. They are seeking business and organizational partners for this month long challenge.
In 2010 over 1500 people and 100 organizations participated. The objective of the Eat Local Challenge is to challenge yourself to eat local from Sep 26 to Oct 2. By committing to a campaign action you can get access to restaurant and market offers, recipes, events and more through Kanu Hawaii.
According to Kanu Hawaii, the state’s food supply is extremely vulnerable. If barge and air freight to Hawai‘i were interrupted, the islands’ food supplies would last only 14 days. Kanu Hawaii indicates that we can build a healthier, more sustainable and secure food supply with our consumer power.
By taking the challenge a participant commits to action in support of a healthy, sustainable, secure food system. By sharing recipes, guides, and deals from restaurant and market partners, bragging about the meal you just made with local foods, and sharing information on a local eating deal, you can help others to get healthier while enjoying local foods.
Organizer, Lehn Huff, Coordinator of the Maui School Garden Network is seeking:
- 100% locally grown food
- Farmers and restaurants
- Business partners
- Media promotions
- Educational opportunities