Food is Peace

Hoʻopae Pono youth volunteer Noa Helela embarking on a food-sharing outing in Kāneʻohe

Hoʻopae Pono youth volunteer Noa Helela embarking on a food-sharing outing in Kāneʻohe

Food for the people is a crucial part of sovereignty, traditional practice, and peace.  Hoʻopae Pono participates in many food sharing efforts.

Honolulu’s Food Not Bombs, which Hoʻopae Pono is an active supporter of, is an actively intercultural weekly event at which food, music, manaʻo (ideas) and issues are shared. It is held on Sundays from 4-7 at the DeOccupy Honolulu encampment at Thomas Square. In respect for the principles on which the original Food Not Bombs was founded, food is generally ʻai pono and non-meat. It is an active manifestation of the ancient traditional laws of Kānāwai Māmalahoe of Kamehameha I and the Nīʻaupio Kolowalu of Chief Kualiʻilanipipililanioakaiakunuiakealuanuuokuiialiʻiikahalau of Oʻahu, which requires any person with food to feed those who are hungry. Participation in Food Not Bombs is an important part of Hoʻopae Pono’s work with and on behalf of displaced persons with no housing.
Please bring musical instruments, and some food to share if you can. Or just come down! Food Not Bombs is totally free and open to all.

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