Food 4 Keiki Program
From September 2015 through May 2016, 385 students from low-income families at Princess Victoria Ka'iulani Elementary School in Kalihi received food through the Food 4 Keiki BackPack Program.
Since more than 91 percent of students qualified for free and reduced lunch, all children received backpacks filled with nutritious and easy-to-prepare foods to take home over the weekend. Backpacks included pasta meals, soups, cereals, fruit, apple sauce and pudding cups, snacks, chocolate milk and fruit juice.
The Foodbank distributed 13,200 BackPacks through the Food 4 Keiki Backpack Program during the 2015-16 school year.
Mahalo to our program donors who helped purchase food and backpacks to provide meals to children at risk of hunger. And thank you to our volunteer groups who donated their time and gave from their hearts to prepack the food throughout the school year.