Kaua‘i residents can vote on food access plan
A local nonprofit organization wants Kaua‘i residents to weigh in as its island-wide food access plan enters the next stage of development.
Mālama Kaua’i, which held a series of community workshops across the island throughout last month, is now inviting the community to refine the plan even further.
“We now have draft objectives for the 2030 Kaua‘i Food Access Plan, thanks to over 200 residents who participated in the in-person phases of the process,” Mālama Kauaʻi Food Access Coordinator Stormy Soza announced. “There were so many ideas and passions shared by engaged community members that it was incredibly difficult for our team to distill, but our Food Access team did a great job.
“We hope you’ll provide us with feedback on which objectives you want to work on for our community in the next several years.”
The Kaua‘i Food Access Plan is supported by multiple government and private agencies operating under the Hawai‘i State Department of Health Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion Division.
To view and vote on draft objectives for the Kaua‘i Food Access Plan online, visit Kauaifoodaccess.consider.it. The forum will be open for voting and comments through Friday, Feb. 24.
For more information about the plan, including prior steps and related reports, visit Malamakauai.org/kauai-food-access-plan.
Mālama Kaua’i asks that only Kaua‘i residents participate in this process, that they use their real name when registering, and “engage thoughtfully with comments and constructive feedback on the presented objectives.”