Richard Ha wrote on his Hamakua Springs blog about a project Rose Acevedo is proposing to harvest the fruit that goes to waste in the Hilo area and donate it to the Food Basket. PepsiCo is offering grants based on the number of votes received through the end of May. Once you're registered you can vote every day.

Even if this project doesn't get funding from Pepsi, I hope it can get community support. It's a simple, effective way to distribute Hawaii's abundant produce to those most in need. Thanks, Rose!