In April 2015, Friends of Kona Pacific Public Charter School (Friends) received a Grant in Aid for the construction of a community kitchen that will house the school’s foodservice program and will also be available to local farmers and producers for value-added processing.
In October 2015, Friends launched a comprehensive community planning process in order to engage community stakeholders in meaningful opportunities to provide input regarding the value-added production kitchen design, equipment, location & operation. Friends
recognizes that it is essential that we receive input from our community in order to make well- informed design and planning decisions that meet the value-added processing needs of our community and local farmers.
In February 2016, the data gathered through the community planning process will be submitted to Kapiolani Community College. KCC will then use that data to generate preliminary kitchen design documents.
To read the full report: W.H.Community Kitchen-Report-FINAL