Awarding three Hawai‘i businesses growing Hawai‘i’s food systems
Join us for an ‘ono evening of mea‘ai (food), inu (drinks), mele (music), and fellowship as we celebrate nine Mahi‘ai Match-Up finalists working toward a more healthy and sustainable food system in Hawai‘i. Three Hawai‘i businesses will be awarded total of $40,000 to continue scaling their businesses feeding Hawai‘i and beyond.BUY YOUR TICKET
Thursday, November 2, 2023
Pearl Country Club - Pearl Room
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Indulge in Hawai‘i’s indigenous crops crafted and elevated by local chefs.
Enjoy live mele from Hawai‘i’s very own Waimānalo Sunset Band.
Meet the mahi‘ai and entrepreneurs creating a more sustainable Hawai‘i.
Bound by a shared purpose to advance food self-reliance in Hawai‘i, the Mahi‘ai Match-Up is an initiative to support local farmers and food entrepreneurs, agricultural education, and innovative solutions to improve food security. The program is in its 10th year of existence and it is with great honor that we announce and award three Hawai‘i businesses we will work with to scale their business operations by way of capital, mentorship, and other resources.
As we look to the future of mahi‘ai and food entrepreneurs in Hawai‘i, we’ve established the Mahi‘ai a Ao Scholarship to increase the pipeline of students interested in ag-related professions and careers in partnership with Pauahi Foundation. Mahi‘ai a Ao translates to the farming of knowledge or cultivating enlightenment. Our intention is to encourage and support rising mahi‘ai in pursuing a certificate, community college or university degree in the Food Systems space. A portion of every ticket sold for the ‘Aha ‘Aina Pauahi will support the ag-related scholarship that is managed by the Pauahi Foundation.
DIAMOND HEAD MARKET & GRILL
HAWAII FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
R.M. TOWILL CORPORATION
PBR HAWAII & ASSOCIATES, INC.
SECURITAS SECURITY SERVICES