In 2009, the United Pacific Islanders’ Corporation (UPIC) hosted its first Micronesian Food Fair. In collaboration with the University of Guam faculty and the Center for Pacific Islands Studies (CPIS) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and with the help of other local organizations and individuals. The fair was initiated by the members of UPIC with the assistance of Dr. Lola Quan Bautista.
The overarching goal of the Micronesian Food Fair was to highlight the diversity and rich cultural traditions of Micronesia in the production and celebration of food. Through displays, demonstrations and performances, the food fair brought together different audiences from throughout the entire island community to visit the subdivision and engage in cross-cultural exchanges. The fair also showcased the positive contributions of Micronesian communities on Guam.