Happy New Year!
Common Ground Collective has exciting news to share about the goals we met in 2020 and what we’re aiming for in 2021.
In 2020 CGC...
~Collaborated on 7 food bag giveaways and helped hand-out 1,300+ bags of groceries to local residents in need.
~Partnered with local organizations such as the Maui Food Bank, Paia Youth and Cultural Center, Chilis on Wheels, Feed My Sheep and Maui Rapid Response, to help ease the impacts of COVID-19.
~Surpassed our harvest goal of 10,000 lbs. and harvested 18,500+ lbs. of produce (which would have otherwise rotted) from Upcountry & Northshore backyards, and got it out into the community.
~Supplied participating residents of the Kēōkea Homestead Farm Lots with one native and one citrus tree to plant on their land; along with mulch and amendments to help the trees thrive.
We are ready to do it again this year & have some exciting things planned for 2021, but we need your help!
In 2021 CGC is aiming to:
~Collaborate with local businesses on more community based food bag giveaways.
~Continue to strengthen our partnerships with like-minded community organizations, and establish new partnerships.
~Set harvest goal of gathering 22,500 lbs of backyard produce.
~Hire an assistant to help with harvests and processing local produce.
~Move operations into our new space in the Aloha ʻAina Center in Haʻikū town. This space will allow us to process and store our backyard produce we harvest more efficiently, and prepare it for delivery.
Thank you for your support!
Your tax-deductible donation will help fund our programs and services; as well as show your support and dedication to our community’s self-sufficiency and food security.
~ CGC Team