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Other Food Assistance Programs

Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Office of Community Services (OCS)  |  The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

Hawaii Foodbank Food Partner Agencies

Hawaii Foodbank partners with a network of approximately 200 food partner agencies: food shelters, pantries, rehabilitation centers, etc. located throughout Oahu and Kauai to distribute food to communities in need of hunger relief. Please visit the member agencies page for a list of participating food partners.

Interested in becoming a food partner? Contact Us.

Kim Bartenstein, director of mission & quality control.
Email: kim@hawaiifoodbank.org
Phone: (808) 954-7870

Naomi Save, food partner network coordinator
Email: naomi@hawaiifoodbank.org
Phone: (808) 954-7864

The Hawaii Foodbank is the only nonprofit 501(c)3 agency in the state of Hawaii that collects, warehouses and distributes mass quantities of both perishable and non-perishable food to approximately 200 member agencies as well as food banks on the Big Island, Maui and Kauai. The Hawaii Foodbank forms a vital link between the food donors and our member agencies by collecting, sorting, salvaging and distributing about 12 million pounds of food each year. The Hawaii Foodbank also supports its member agencies through financial and educational assistance.

The Hawaii Foodbank provides food to help feed 287,000 people or 1 in 5 people statewide annually, and distributes grocery and household items to other 501(c)3 nonprofit agencies that provide direct services to the needy. These nonprofits are an essential link between the Foodbank and Hawaii's hungry.

Last year, the Foodbank worked with nearly 30 member agencies to distribute over 2.5 million pounds of fresh produce and nearly 4.8 million pounds of baked goods, dairy products, eggs, cereal, snack foods and beverages.

Food partner agencies receive food and other products from our warehouse and distribute them free of charge to people in need including the low-income families, the elderly, the homeless, the disabled and the unemployed. The Hawaii Foodbank also organizes several programs that allow us to reach a wider variety of individuals.

Please click here to see a complete list of our Member Agencies.

Non-discrimination Policy

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:  

1. mail: 
U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

2. fax: (202) 690-7442 or

3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.