The goal is to have two distributions per week alternating at four venues: Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park, Kaiaka Beach Park (Hale‘iwa), Waimānalo Recreation Center, and Waipi‘o Soccer Complex. Dates and times are to be determined, and schedules will be posted on Hawaii Foodbank’s website. Multiple family pick-ups (two to three families per vehicle) are recommended.
Four food partners – Hawaii Farm Bureau; Hawaii Foodservice Alliance; Hawai‘i Ranchers Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i Island, Maui and O‘ahu; and Sysco Hawaii – will provide high-quality food products for an estimated 4,000 households or while supplies last at each Food For Hawai‘i's ‘Ohana distribution site. Several community partners including American Job Center Hawaii, Child & Family Service, Domestic Violence Action Center, and Hawai‘i Counts 2020 Census will also be on hand to provide valuable information to recipients.
The Royal Hawaiian Band, under the direction of Clarke Bright, will assist Hawaii Foodbank with the distributions. The band, which in a normal year performs over 350 concerts, has assisted in staffing the city’s call center and performing other critical tasks during the pandemic. They will be engaged in transporting, packing and distributing the food to families in need.