At Fork & Salad, we’re proud of where we started.  Here, on Maui.  So we want to do our part to care for this island in ways that we can, whether it’s through utilizing local farms and suppliers to source our fresh ingredients, supporting nonprofits like Grow Some Good who help our community or helping to keep our beaches clean, like we did on Saturday, Oct. 5.

As you can see in the video above, we hosted a beach cleanup event at Kealia beach off North Kīhei from 9 to 11 a.m. After gearing up with supplies like gloves, trash pickers reusable bags courtesy of Mālama Maui Nui, the group set out to the sand and surrounding bushes, collecting enough trash to fill TWO truckloads in just two hours.

If you want to share in the love for our ‘āina, Mālama Maui Nui is offering you the chance to host your own beach cleanup.  The group is an affiliate of “Keep America Beautiful,” and here is what they share about their philosophy:

At Mālama Maui Nui, we believe we all share the kuleana to care for our island environment and abide by the true spirit of aloha ‘āina. No single entity can do it alone; it takes a community — everyone who lives, works, plays, or otherwise has a connection to Maui Nui — to educate, collectively adopt, and put into practice the many ways in which we can mālama ‘āina.

The beach cleanup was so great, we’re inspired to sponsor more events like this in the future.  We’d like to say mahalo to all the volunteers who showed up with such dedication to help keep our beaches clean on this special island we all share!!  #EatLocalEatHealthy