The Hawaii Foodbank in partnership with the food industry and community serves as a link between charities and those in need of food assistance. Our drivers collect food from supermarkets, distributors and wholesalers and bring them to our warehouse for inspection and sorting. The screen food items are then available for distribution through approximately 200 charitable agencies on Oahu to feed our hungry.
Last year, the Hawaii Foodbank received over 13.7 million pounds of food in Oahu and Kauai. This fiscal year total included 3.6 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables which were inspected, sorted and distributed to our network of approximately 200 food partner agencies.
In fiscal year 2017, Hawaii 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. We also distributed 95,034 pounds of food to Maui Food Bank.
The Hawaii Foodbank network of member agencies serve the elderly, families, children and people who financially struggle to make ends meet. Hawaii's hungry are people of diverse ethnic backgrounds, ages and economic status.
The Hawaii Foodbank is a certified member of Feeding America and operates as the official food bank in the State of Hawaii. To distribute food to the neighbor islands, we work with three subsidiary organizations: The Food Basket on the Big Island of Hawaii, the Maui Community Food Bank, and the Hawaii Foodbank - Kauai Branch.
The Hawaii Foodbank collects and distributes many canned goods. However, we also offer perishable items such as fresh fruits/vegetables, dairy, eggs, beef, chicken and fish. All of these items are stored in our warehouse refrigerator and freezer units.
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