Ulupono Initiative

Honolulu Theatre for Youth's "Grinds: The Story of Food in Hawaii"

Sharing the history and significance of food in Hawaii with school children in a fun and informative play.

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Background

In Spring 2014, the Honolulu Theatre for Youth (HTY) treated thousands of school children on Oahu to an entertaining and informative play about Hawaii's favorite subject, food. "Grinds: The Story of Food in Hawaii" used music and humor to educate youngsters on the history, science and significance of food in the islands. 

With support from Ulupono Initiative, HTY is taking "Grinds" on the road to the neighbor islands in Fall 2014, with school and public performances on Kauai, Maui, Lanai, Molokai and Hawaii Island.

Why We Invested

Ulupono Initiative is supporting HTY's neighbor island tour of "Grinds" and feels its messages about the importance of food in Hawaii is aligned with our mission for more local food production. By sharing these messages in a fun and interactive way, "Grinds" is able to reach a young audience and encourage them to start thinking about why they eat what they eat, where our food comes from, and why it matters.

Impact

  • Informs the young and young-at-heart about the importance of food in Hawaii
  • Uses music and humor to educate youngsters on the history, science and significance of food in the islands
  • Encourages island keiki to start thinking about why they eat what they eat, where our food comes from and why it matters

At a Glance

 
 
Investment Area
Food
Investment Model
Social