Emergency Food Assistance Resources


Emergency Assistance on Oʻahu and Kauaʻi


We’re working diligently to maintain regular distributions while also preventing the spread of COVID-19. At the same time, we honor the safety of our food partner agencies who must temporarily close down operations.

Click below for the most recent lists of operating food pantries and distribution sites:

Food Bank Partners on the Neighbor Islands


Hawaii Foodbank serves Oʻahu and Kauaʻi directly while partnering with The Food Basket to serve Hawaiʻi County and Maui Food Bank to serve Maui County. Together, we work to ensure that no one in our entire ʻohana goes hungry.

If you live in Hawaiʻi County or Maui County, please visit the links below for more information:

Call 2-1-1 for Aloha United Way


If you need immediate food assistance, please call 2-1-1 to speak to a specialist or visit www.auw211.org.

2-1-1 is a free, statewide referral service available through Aloha United Way. It connects people from all communities and of all ages to a specialist who will help you find local health and human services.

2-1-1 is committed to being the first, most essential resource to anyone who needs help in Hawaii. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Hawaii Foodbank is committed first and foremost to the health and safety of our community, our clients, our volunteers and our precious staff.

We have taken many precautions to help make sure that our food and product remain safe, our distributions and volunteer activities continue, and, ultimately, our communities have access to the food they need while preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Hawaii Foodbank is following the recommended guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of Hawaii Department of Health. In addition, Hawaii Foodbank has implemented proactive and voluntary steps to help reduce contact and/or spread of COVID-19, including:

  • Providing gloves to all volunteers handling food at our warehouse facilities

  • Increasing the availability of hand-sanitizing stations throughout our warehouse facilities

  • Increasing the visibility of signage and emphasizing the importance of hand-washing in the restrooms and throughout our warehouse facilities

  • Advising people to avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands

  • Advising people to avoid close contact with others who are sick

  • Advising staff and volunteers to stay home if they display signs of illness or come into contact with affected individuals

  • Postponing or cancelling all large-group gatherings, including Great Chefs® Fight Hunger

  • Increasing the frequency of deep-cleaning and sanitization beyond our already-aggressive standards and taking additional steps to ensure the safety of donated food