Mala`ai Kula: Farm-to-School Pilot

The Mala`ai Kula Kaua`i Farm-to-School pilot was launched in 2017 to build the capacity of two Hawaiian-focused Public Charter Schools in delivering a consistent, nutritious, and culturally-relevant school food program, complemented by education in food, nutrition, and agriculture.

Participating pilot schools are Ke Kula Ni`ihau O Kekaha Public Charter School and Kawaikini New Century Public Charter School, who together serve approximately 200 students – the majority of which are Kanaka Maoli, or native Hawaiian.

Our goals include increasing the food access and health of students, teaching keiki where their food comes from, supporting our local economy of farmers and food producers, and building a model farm-to-school project for Kaua`i.

Learn more about what’s happening with this pilot by joining our newsletter, following us on social media, or contacting Megan at (808) 828-0685 x12 for more info.

Interested in getting involved at the school level for volunteering? Contacts:

  • Kawaikini NCPCS: Akasha, 828-0865 x21, kawaikini@malamakauai.org
  • Ke Kula Ni`ihau O Kekaha: Dani, 828-0865 x13, kekula@malamakauai.org

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Mahalo to our pilot program sponsors:
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, The Corporation for National Community Service, The Ulupono Initiative, National Farm-to-School Network, State of Hawaii, Honor the Earth, Annie’s Grants for Gardens, Friends of Hawaii Charities, Kokua Hawaii Foundation, & many more!

Please consider making a donation to this program!