Created by Mark and Amanda Noguchi to address the current collapse of our restaurant industry and the growing need to provide nutritious meals to our community, Chef Hui is a statewide program aimed to help local farmers farming and chefs cooking and mitigate food insecurity by delivering nutritious ingredients and meals to communities in need. Together with Aloha Harvest, Chef Hui acts as a food hub and shares resources with organizations that are already cooking within their communities and helps connect those in need to available resources. Donated ingredients and supplies are also provided to help numerous other efforts, such as Mālama Meals.
The hōkū, or guiding star of the initiative, is to birth violence-free communities where healthy, thriving, and safe keiki can become healthy, thriving, and safe adults. The project will develop comprehensive curriculum and cross-sector alliances that leverage the complex and diverse cultural strengths of our people to establish integrated violence prevention as the de facto standard in Hawaiʻi.