Ke Kula Nui o Waimānalo

Ke Kula Nui O Waimānalo (KKNOW) is a grassroots community-based organization established in 2017 by individuals from diverse backgrounds all hailing from the Waimānalo ahupua’a.

The organization’s vision, Kūkulu Kaiāulu (building community), aims to help Waimānalo become self-sustainable in every way, from the mountain to the sea. They activate their vision through free, culturally-grounded and community-driven programming, including Waimānalo Pono Research Hui, Waimānalo Limu Hui, OLA KINO, MALAMA Aquaponics.

HPF’s Urgent Action funding supports KKOW’s ongoing reach with food distribution in Waimānalo. By the end of March, the hui delivered well over 500 lbs of kalo, 200 lbs of fresh produce, and 800 prepared meals to those most affected by food shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In collaboration with community partners, KKNOW’s food distribution efforts supplement the free lunches keiki receive from the DOE, and additionally ensure kūpuna and adults facing food insecurity and economic challenges, including the houseless population, receive nutritious meals.

MAHALO, Ke Kula Nui o Waimānalo, for your aloha for those most impacted by this crisis!

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