ChefZone’s core value of “Live Aloha, Give Aloha!” includes supporting local businesses. It is our goal to help “Food Sustainability” in Hawaii.
The Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation (HAF) will launch Localicious Hawai‘i from March 1 – 31, 2014 for the first annual statewide campaign to raise funds for agricultural education by teaming up with local restaurants that are committed to buying local. More than 65 restaurants will support the campaign by asking patrons to order a Localicious dish which will be made with a locally grown, caught or raised product. Each time the dish is ordered, restaurants will donate $1 to HAF’s Veggie U educational program.
The goal of Localicious Hawai‘i is to raise $50,000 for HAF’s Veggie U program. Participating restaurants raising $500 will be able to adopt a public DOE fourth grade classroom wanting the Veggie U program in the fall semester. Developed in Ohio, Veggie U is a comprehensive 25-lesson curriculum that combines science, health, language arts, and math into an engaging educational experience for students.
Check out the Localicious Hawaii Press Release