To help O‘ahu #RiseResiliently – the City and County of Honolulu, Hawai‘i Community Foundation’s Hawai‘i Resilience Fund and Bank of Hawaii Foundation are partnering with Hawaii Foodbank on an innovative public-private partnership to provide food assistance to recently unemployed individuals and families impacted by COVID-19. All funds from the partnership go directly towards deploying several new, large-scale "Food For Hawai‘i's ‘Ohana" distributions to be held at various locations throughout O‘ahu.
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.
Each "Food For Hawai‘i's ‘Ohana" distribution is established and executed in partnership with the City and County of Honolulu, the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation, and Bank of Hawaii Foundation.