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 The Hawaii Foodbank Mission Statement
“The people of Hawaii are one ohana. The Hawaii Foodbank provides food
so that no one in our family goes hungry. We work to gather food and support from
our communities. We then distribute food through charitable agencies to those in need.
Our mission is from the heart, and we will fulfill our mission with integrity, humanity and aloha.”

                                                                                                            


What is the Hawaii Foodbank?
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 nonperishable food to 200 charitable agencies on Oahu.

The Hawaii Foodbank forms a vital link with food donors, charitable agencies and the hungry in Hawaii by collecting, inspecting, storing and distributing donated and purchased food. Last year the Hawaii Foodbank distributed over 12.4 million pounds of food, including nearly 4 million pounds of fresh produce to help feed 287,000 different people in need statewide.

The Hawaii Foodbank has served the people of Hawaii for 31 years. Whether feeding the needy or distributing emergency food to survivors after Hurricane Iniki, the Hawaii Foodbank has been there to help rebuild lives and give hope for a better tomorrow.


Hunger in Hawaii
HAWAII FOODBANK SERVES ONE IN FIVE ISLANDERS
Hawaii Foodbank, through its network of island food banks and their local food pantries and meal programs, is providing food assistance to more than 123,000 households encompassing 287,000 Islanders—or one in five island residents—including 47,894 keiki and over 46,000 kupuna


CLIENTS MAKING TOUGH CHOICES
Following are the choices client households reported making in the past 12 months:

·         62 percent report choosing between paying for food and paying for utilities.

o    30 percent of these households are making the choice every month.

·         62 percent report making choices between paying for food and paying for transportation.

o    33 percent of these households are making the choice every month.

·         56 percent report choosing between paying for food and paying for medicine/medical care.

o    28 percent of these households are making the choice every month.

·         48 percent report choosing between paying for food and paying for housing.

o    28 percent of these households are making the choice every month.

·         30 percent report choosing between paying for food and paying for education expenses. 
      13 percent are making the choice every month.


Our Pledge to the Community
In 1996, the Hawaii Foodbank was rated Hawaii’s #1 charity by Hawaii Business magazine. At that time, 94 percent of all donations fed the hungry. In fiscal year 2010, that same percentage stands as a testament to the

financial strength and efficiency of the Hawaii Foodbank. Today, 94 percent of all donations still feed the hungry in Hawaii.

The Hawaii Foodbank is the only organization in Hawaii that is a certified member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger awareness organization. Certification means the Hawaii Foodbank meets national standards for:

  • The safe handling, receiving, storage and distribution of food
  • The financial management and stability of the organization
  • Board governance

The Foodbank is also a partner agency of Aloha United Way (AUW) and Kauai United Way. Each year, the Foodbank supports the AUW annual campaign through speaking engagements and donations from its employees. Clients are referred to 211, AUW’s social services hotline whenever food assistance is needed. In addition, members of the Foodbank executive staff contribute their time and expertise on several AUW committees.

As a member of the Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters, the Hawaii Foodbank was instrumental in providing immediate relief to the people of Kauai after Hurricane Iniki devastated the island on September 11, 1992. With more than two million pounds of food dispatched to families suffering in the aftermath, the Hawaii Foodbank won statewide recognition for its contribution to the relief effort. The Hawaii Foodbank was recognized as an important disaster preparedness and response organization for the State of Hawaii.
 


   
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The Hawaii Foodbank - 2611 Kilihau St. - Honolulu, HI 96819-2021 - Phone: 808 836-3600