By 2029, we commit to ensuring that communities lead the way to increase food security for low-income community members.
Everyone should have reliable and dignified access to fresh, nutritious, culturally relevant, and affordable food. While Hawaiʻi and California are home to vibrant agricultural regions, the benefits are often out of reach for too many people, especially people of color and residents of low-income ZIP codes. With rising costs of living and inequitable access to living-wage career opportunities, too many people are forced to make trade-offs between paying rent and feeding themselves and their families.
While traditional food security strategies and interventions provide critical resources, gaps persist in meeting communities’ long-term needs. Food insecurity is nuanced and results from interconnecting issues that include historic disinvestment and racial, economic, and environmental injustices. In the current phase of our work, Stupski seeks to prioritize community-driven solutions to food security that are grounded in health equity, engage and strengthen neighborhood leadership, celebrate culture, and deepen local resilience.
These ideas and approaches are not new. Through the end of Stupski’s spend down in 2029, we commit to partnering with organizations supporting community-led work in the field, recognizing the deep history, vision, and legacy of communities and collaboratives driving long-term solutions for change.