Feeding Our Future

The Sodexo Foundation and the Hawaii Foodbank have partnered over the past 11 years to organize Feeding Our Future, a summer lunch program for children at risk of hunger.

Each year, the Sodexo Foundation purchases approximately $25,000 of food for the program. The food is stored at the Sodexo facility, University of Hawaii at Manoa, where staff cooks hot meals for pick up by participating Foodbank agencies.
From June 9 through July 19, 2014, 9,266 lunches were distributed to 430 students.
Mahalo to our member agencies for helping to distribute lunches to keiki in need:

• Boys & Girls Club Hawaii
• HCAP: Youth Services
• Institute for Human Services
• Mutual Housing Association
• Princess Victoria Ka'iulani Elementary School

Thank you to the donors for supporting the Foodbank so Feeding Our Future can continue.

Food 4 Keiki Program

From October 2014 through May 2015, over 400 students from low-income families at Princess Victoria Ka'iulani Elementary School in Kalihi received food through the Food 4 Keiki BackPack Program.

Once a week, students who qualified for the free or reduced school lunch program, 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 distributed13,440 BackPacks through the Food 4 Keiki Backpack Program during the 2014 - 2015 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.

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 over 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 29 member agencies to distribute over 3.6 million pounds of fresh produce and nearly 3.2 million pounds of baked goods, dairy products, eggs, cereal, snack foods and beverages.

Member 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.