Waimea, Hawaii Farm

BRIDGES

This project is building "BRIDGES" for Hawaii Island Agriculture Producers and our community by maintaining local ag production during the COVID-19 disruption.

It's simple...
We're strengthening local agriculture production by purchasing locally grown food & flowers that will then be donated to recognized and approved Community organizations for distribution.

Our mission is to bridge the gap between the start of this economic crisis and when State and Federal funding may become available.


  • The project funding will be managed by the Hawaii Farm Bureau (HFB) a non-profit membership group with more than 50 years under their belt supporting and helping Hawaii Farmers Statewide and five Chapters on Hawaii Island.

  • We removed red tape, utilizing a simple sign-up for ag producers!

  • Our project preserves local food chain model intact and with as little disruption as possible until we can find our new level of success.

Councilman Tim Richards at Kawamata Farms
Councilman Tim Richards at Kawamata Farms

About

The "BRIDGES" concept was created by Councilman Tim Richards in the early stages of the "stay at home order" for the COVID-19 Pandemic. As a tireless advocate for agriculture and the community, his vision is to keep the economy moving and help his community recover as quickly as possible.


How “BRIDGES” are being Built to Help the Community and Agriculture Weather the COVID-19 Disruption

NEWS: April 23, 2020
This project will Build Bridges for Hawaii Island Agriculture Producers.

Councilman Tim Richards announced today the Building of “BRIDGES” to maintain local agriculture production by funding the agricultural economy. Focused on cementing Public/Private partnerships to strengthen local agriculture production by purchasing locally grown food & flowers that will then be donated to recognized and approved Community organizations for distribution.

As of today, we have secured $150,000 of the $200,000-dollar original goal. This milestone is a major success in our mission to bridge the gap between the start of this economic crisis and when State and Federal funding may become available.


This project has been generously supported by the, Atherton Family Foundation, W. M. Keck Observatory, and the William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation.


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Mahalo

This project has been supported by the, Atherton Family Foundation, W. M. Keck Observatory, and the William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation.