KEKAHA — Kaua‘i has a cattle problem. Many cattle ranchers ship off their herds to O‘ahu or other destinations to be finished and processed, but with market disruptions made prevalent due to the coronavirus pandemic, they’re unable to and are now forced to rethink what to do with their livestock.
LIHU‘E — “I have a smartphone but I don’t know how to use it,” said a disappointed client at the Kupa‘a Kaua‘i food-distribution program at the Lihu‘e Neighborhood Center Tuesday.
The County of Kaua‘i is pleased to announce a joint program with the Hawai‘i Foodbank - Kaua‘i Branch and the Kaua‘i independent Food Bank to provide food packages to individuals and families who have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
PRINCEVILLE — The Church of the Pacific’s all-volunteer outreach mission on Kapaka Road in Princeville will continue to manage two weekly pantry lines, one in Princeville and one in Anahola.
LIHU‘E — The Aloha for Kaua‘i campaign, conducted in partnership with the Kaua‘i Visitors Bureau, the county’s Office of Economic Development, the Kupa‘a Kaua‘i program and Jaxon Communications, has received notice that the program has been extended through the end of the year.
HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency will be launching a website for independent medical and dental practices, small groups, small hospitals, small businesses and nonprofits to get free personal protective equipment, according to email information sent by the Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce.
KAPA‘A — The spirit of collaboration, with the help of some Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds, is rejuvenating some east side businesses through efforts of three different groups.
KAPA‘A — Malama Na ‘Apapa’s focus on sustainability has become more critical to Kaua‘i’s community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
LIHU‘E — The workforce is continuously evolving, and with COVID-19 there’s an additional emphasis being placed on developing leadership skills.
PO‘IPU — For the Makauwahi Cave Reserve, nestled on the south coast of Kaua‘i in the Mahaulepu Valley close to Mahaulepu Beach, change has always been constant, even in the pre-COVID era.
As of Friday, the Kaua‘i Small Business Boost Program approved and awarded 650 grants to local businesses, totaling $5 million of the county’s share of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed in March, according to a press release.