Hawaii Growers Donate Tilapia to the Homeless

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By Vernon Byrd, 
University of the Nations, Kona Hawaii Campus

At the University of the Nations, Kona, Hawaii campus, we normally provide lettuce, bunching onions, basil, kale and parsley for the campus cafeteria. Although we normally produce about 800 heads of lettuce per week, the cafeteria uses more than that, but, we have had a surplus since all the students and most staff left the island due to Covid issues.

Some staff with their families, mostly from countries closed to travel, remain on the campus and we provide produce for them. We also are able to provide produce to the homeless feeding program and we will supplement what we have been giving them with some tilapia, which are ready for harvest.

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