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Hua Momona Foundation

Hua Momona Foundation

Helping provide food to those on Maui with food insecurity and educating the youth of Maui on agriculture opportunities.

The Hua Momona Foundation was created by the team at Hua Momona Farms to benefit and serve the needs of their Maui community. The charitable efforts for the Foundation are focused on the following pillars:
  • Assisting the poor, the distressed, and the underprivileged of the island of Maui by providing food
  • Introducing the youth of Maui to “Sustainable Agriculture in action” and helping to showcase future job opportunities


The Foundation’s mission is to support and grow the on-island charitable efforts through agriculture activities, direct donations of food products, providing hot meals at give-away locations, distributing fresh local produce from partner farms, facilitating acceleration of replacement housing, support for mental healthcare programs, and participation in fundraising events.

Key Benefactors are sought to make charter investments in the Foundation to strengthen the sustaining platform to help self-fund continued high impact operations, especially in the Lahaina recovery.

Ongoing Efforts Include:
  • Provisioning of fresh local produce and proteins from a variety of growers and suppliers for weekly distribution to partners serving those with food insecurity (Hawaii Hungry Heroes, Maui Rapid Response, and Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers)
  • Special farm-to-table dinner events to fund sustained community support
  • Host partnering non-profits for co-fund raising events
  • Maui youth agriculture education series “Sustainable Agriculture in action”
  • Agriculture technology (AI) training and job creation
  • Hosting partnering mental healthcare programs
  • Facilitating acceleration of replacement homes

*** Sponsorship information available by request ***
Hua Momona Foundation

Highlights of Giving to Date:

Over 24 tons of food distributed since 2020 to those with food insecurity in Maui:

  • 2000 food boxes total - Donated food for two Major Kapalua food drive giveaways in late 2020. Nearly 1000 food boxes delivered in each event to those with food insecurity.
  • 200 food boxes total - Donated farm produce boxes weekly to Maui Rapid Response since 2020 to assist those transitioning from the street into housing. Over 50 families served.
  • 1200 food boxes total - Consistently donated produce to both Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers every week since 2020. Over 40,000 meals provided.
  • over 30 thousand free hot meals with Aloha provided to those affected by the Lahaina fire
    Hua Momona Foundation Giving

    From Our Non-Profit Partners:

    “Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Shelters is so grateful to Hua Momona Farms for their generosity and care for our families in our shelters! Every week HMF brings fresh, nutritious vegetables for our shelter residents! Our cooks use the produce to cook nutritious, healthy meals or we offer food boxes to the families in need!  What a blessing and gift to have high quality food, grown on Maui, for our shelter guests! Mahalo piha HMF!” – Monique Ibarra, Executive Director
    “What started as a response to the Covid 19 shutdown transitioned to a small-scale program, built on trust, that filled families on the edge of financial or food security with local produce when it was needed. Mahalo, Hua Momona Farms for trusting in our work to make sure the pukas (holes) are filled in the community as the need arises.” – Nicole Huguenin, Maui Rapid Response/Chilis on Wheels

      Hua Momona Foundation KHAKO Partner

      Hale lā Huna – A Place to Gather:

      Hua Momona Foundation has created a space where charitable entities, Foundation benefactors, and affiliates can gather and celebrate.  
      This unique space situated with prime ocean views on the Farm is home to a state of the art 40 ft mobile
      kitchen (trailer & hauler) which attaches to the expansive 2400 square foot barn Pavilion.  
      With an open floor plan, the space can be configured to fit groups of up to 150 or as small as six for a creating life-long memories as well as a variety of décor, layout, and entertainment options.

      Optionally, you can specify in the "special instructions note" on your donation order to DIRECT your donation to any particular one or more topic. For example, state "100% to Housing" so your donation goes to the acceleration of housing efforts. As another example, state "50% to Housing and 50% to Food" to split your directed donation.

       Hua Momona Foundation Barn

      Hua Momona Foundation is an authorized charity by the State of Hawaii with IRS 501c3 status (tax ID 87-1337204) helping provide food to those on Maui with food insecurity and educating the youth of Maui on agriculture opportunities.
      246 Keoawa St, Lahaina, HI 96761  |  Contact: tina.carranza@huamomonafarms.com