Establishing a Culture of Wellness in Honolulu
As the largest early childhood program in Hawaii, the Honolulu Community Action Program (HCAP) has worked to provide opportunities to underserved children and their families on the island of Oahu for over 50 years. Their mission is simple and parallels that of The Bennett Foundation – to ensure that families in need are provided resources to improve their overall well-being and quality of life.
Recently, in partnership with The Bennett Foundation’s Hawaii Farm to School program, preschool students from HCAP’s Head Start program had the opportunity to learn about the importance of clean and nutritious food through a tasting activity featuring coconut milk and Poi – a staple food in Hawaiian cuisine made from the stem of the taro plant. The children worked with their families to create a smoothie recipe, selecting and learning how to wash the ingredients they wished to include.
The Bennett Foundation, HCAP and the Ala Wai Elementary School value integrity, inclusion, education and leadership. We strongly believe in the benefits of leading healthy and active lifestyles and are committed in our efforts to enhancing the lives of children by offering programming that encourages learning, discovery and personal growth.