Kaiser Permanente presents 20K grant to support IHS pilot program

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Kaiser Permanente presented the Institute of Human Services a $20,000 grant to support its urban agriculture and edible gardening program on Tuesday.

Kaiser Permanente's director of community Joy Barua says the program aims to empower individuals through skill-building, enhance their employability and raise awareness about healthy eating.

In conjunction with IHS' Rooftop Garden project, the pilot program will improve the nutritional value of 600 meals the shelter distributes daily, which benefits about 300 individuals.

The program is part of Kaiser Permanente's HEAL initiative which encourages Health Eating and Active Living.

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