The Maui Farm Inc. was recently awarded a $5,000 grant by the Alexander & Baldwin Foundation in support of the nonprofit organization's general operating needs.
"The Maui Farm is working diligently to sustain our residential programs and farm-based educational programs, given the increased needs in our community and the challenges brought on by the economic recession," said Executive Director Paula Ambre in a statement. "We are honored that the A&B Foundation continues its investment in The Maui Farm."
The Maui Farm provides farm-based, family-centered programs that teach essential life skills for self-sufficient living.
Residential programs include the Family Strengthening Program, serving families who are homeless due to domestic violence and economic challenges, and the Independent Living Program serving young women in transition to self-sufficiency.
The Maui Farm also offers farm-based educational programs for the community, including School and Community Gardens, Employment and Training, and Friends of The Maui Farm Volunteer Program.
"This grant award speaks to our interest in sustaining The Maui Farm's residential and farm-based education programs," said A&B Foundation President Meredith J. Ching. "A&B's support for The Maui Farm dates back to 1994, and it is a pleasure to be among their supporters once again."