The Hawaii Foodbank in partnership with the food industry and community serves as a link between charities and those in need of food assistance. Our drivers collect food from supermarkets, distributors and wholesalers and bring them to our warehouse for inspection and sorting. Goods are then available for distribution to 250 charitable agencies on Oahu to feed our hungry.
The Hawaii Foodbank network serves the elderly, families, children and those facing financial crises each week. Hawaii's hungry are people of diverse ethnic backgrounds, ages and economic status.
Last year, the Hawaii Foodbank distributed over 11.8 million pounds of food. In addition, 3 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables were distributed through the Hawaii Foodbank's Ohana Produce Program. Follow these links to see charts of where the food comes from, and where the food is distributed.
The Hawaii Foodbank is a certified member of Feeding America and operates as the official food bank in the State of Hawaii. To distribute food to the neighbor islands, we work with three subsidiary organizations: The Food Basket on the Big Island of Hawaii, the Maui Community Food Bank, and the Hawaii Foodbank - Kauai Branch.
The Hawaii Foodbank collects and distributes many canned goods. However, we also offer perishable items such as milk and dairy products, eggs, beef, chicken and fish. All of these items are stored in our warehouse refrigerator and freezer units.
In addition, the Hawaii Foodbank distributes fresh fruits and vegetables through the Ohana Produce Program visiting sites in Waianae, Nanakuli, Waialua, Ewa Beach, Waimanalo and Kalihi.
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