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KAPALUA – The Hua Momona Foundation Board of Trustees recently announced that Shonnan Kozuch will serve as Executive Director.

The foundation is an established 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is affiliated with Hua Momona Farms LLC in Kapalua.

The foundation’s mission is to provide food to food insecure people on Maui and to introduce young people to sustainable agriculture techniques related to growing and producing food.

The foundation has distributed more than 20 tons of free food since 2020. During this period, the foundation has provided food every week.

“The foundation and the community are fortunate to have Shonnan take the lead in the next phase of the foundation, as food insecurity continues to be a big social issue on Maui,” said Gary Grube, founding board member and owner of Hua Momona Farms.

“She has a deep affinity with Hawaiian culture and community through her Hawaiian family members and decades of community interaction. She has a proven track record in founding, managing, fundraising, and supporting various nonprofits, including those serving fathers of children with special needs and animal rescues… Her background life has uniquely qualified her for this key role. We look forward to its sure success.

Watch for future announcements regarding the foundation’s fundraising through very special farm-to-table dinners at the farm as well as special community food distribution events.

For more information about the Hua Momona Foundation, visit

For more information about the programs or to donate, contact Kozuch directly at [email protected]

The Hua Momona Foundation is approved for Donor Advised Funds (DAF) funding, helping to provide food to those in Maui who are food insecure and educating Maui’s youth about agricultural opportunities.

Donations can be mailed to the Hua Momona Foundation, 246 Keoawa St., Lahaina, HI 96761.

Hua Momona Farms began as an inherited project of the Grube family, as their family has a long history of farming and a deep affinity with Hawaii.

The farm has become a leader in microgreens and also supplies vegetables to more than 40 restaurants on Maui.


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