|Food was staged at Pāhala Hongwanji kitchen and distributed to Pāhala|
families who drove through. Photo by Julia Neal
There are 35 Resilience Hubs and Resilience Alliance Partners participating in the program around the island. The aim is to cover keiki nutrition during the summer when children are out of school and away from school cafeterias where many of them receive free breakfasts and lunches.
Packages for each Kaukau 4 Keiki family include seven days of USDA approved shelf stable foods and boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables. Breakfast and lunch items are provided each week of the program. Menus are provided to the families, suggesting ways to prepare the most nutritious meals with the foods that are distributed. Kaukau 4 Keiki is a USDA Summer Food Service Program. While registration is closed, families can sign up for a waitlist at https://form.jotform.com/231646420097152
|GIVE volunteers help out with Kaukau 4 Keiki food distribution on Wednesday at Pāhala|
Hongwanji. The group of college students also volunteered at Kawa to clean up
the beach and at O Kaʻū Kakou's community garden. Photo by Julia Neal
To read comments, add your own, and like this story, see facebook.com/kaucalendar. See latest print edition at kaucalendar.com, in the mail and on stands.ALLA KOSTENKO AND LOUIS DANIELE ARE NAMED TO HAWAI'I COFFEE ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS. According to Hawai'i Coffee Association, Kostenko represents A Coffee Farm. Daniele is manager of Ka'u Coffee Mill.
Kostenko also worked as manager of Kaʻū Mountain Coffee Farm in Wood Valley and with the former owners of the post-sugar plantation coffee lands where Kaʻū Coffee farmers bought their parcels above Pāhala. She currently works with Jim McCully to develop a Kaʻū Coffee farm along Kalaiki Road above Pāhala.
Hawai'i Coffee Association recently held its annual meeting on Kaua'i and named Fred Crowell of Kaua'i Coffee Company, LLC its new president. Vice-president is Tom Greenwell, of Greenwell Farms Treasurer is Abby Munoz, of Monarch Coffee.
|The new wet mill at Kaʻū Coffee Mill|
will process 10,000 lbs. an hour.
Photo from Kaʻū Coffee Mill
He has represented Kaʻū Coffee at Specialty Coffee Association Conventions from Boston to Seattle. He worked on the Kaʻū Coffee Festival for may years hosting numerous events from the Miss Kaʻū Coffee Pageant Kaʻū Coffee Recipe Contests, and the Mountain Water Hike to Stargazing in the mountains above the Coffee Mill and tours of the coffee and macadamia plantations.
Daniele gave an update on Kaʻū Coffee Mill: "Right now we are expanding our capacity to mill coffee with the installation of a new wet mill that will be able to process 10,000 lbs. per hour. This will reduce processing time by more than half, with an innovative conveyer belt system that loads directly from the wet mill into the driers."