Kōkua Kalihi Valley: Farm to Fork, Neighbor to Neighbor

Jul 18, 2014

At Ho'oulu 'Aina, l to r: Dawn Mahi, coordinator Lei Hipu'u and Kalihi Calls project; Lokai Kukahiko, Kalihi Calls /Ho'ololi Kau Intern for Summer 2014; Laura Mo; Naomi Sodetani, KKV grant writer; Reggae McGowen, Mahi 'Aina staff, leading Growing Farmers community gardening project.
Credit noe tanigawa


Mediterranean is the theme this week at Roots Cafe! Here's the team: L-R, Ignacio Fleishour (chef), Sharon Kaiulani Odom (Roots Program Director), Don Nguyen, Tanieca Downing, and Joanne
Credit noe tanigawa


   Kōkua Kalihi Valley is a family service center that grew out of the community’s need.  Since its modest beginnings in 1972, KKV has grown to serve over 10 thousand people every year, and its staff is fluent in over 20 Asian and Pacific languages and dialects.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa found a focus on community runs through the work at KKV.  


Participants are always welcome at Ho‘oulu ‘Āina.  Find out more about the 100 acre nature preserve and farm at the back of Kalihi Valley, Ho‘oulu ‘Aina

Interested in Roots Café?  Roots Café is located in Kōkua Kalihi Valley’s Wellness Center on School Street, open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 to 1pm. 


Find out more about the Medical Legal Partnership for Children in Hawai‘i.  They hold Legal Clinic hours at KKV Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-5pm, and at Kūhiō Park Terrace Wednesdays 1-4pm.