Ulupono Initiative

Relief for Hog Farmers Impacted by COVID-19

To provide relief for pork producers to sustain their local operations with feed purchases. 

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Background

Critical and immediate financial capital was needed specifically to help Hawaii’s hog farmers who, before the COVID-19 pandemic, relied largely on restaurant food scraps as animal feed. Funds were applied toward the purchase of feed to sustain their operations at a time when it was most needed.

Who We Worked With

The Hawaii Department of Agriculture supports, enhances, promotes and protects Hawaii’s agriculture and aquaculture industries.

How We Partnered

$20,000 grant provided through the Ulupono Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation

Impact

Provide relief for pork producers to sustain local operations with feed purchases.


Specifically helped hog farmers who relied largely on restaurant food scarps as animal feed. 


 

At a Glance

 

Investment Area
Food 

Financial Model
Cross-Sector

Total Investment
$20, 000

Website
hdoa.hawaii.gov/