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Food Drive Day

Join Us on Saturday, August 24, for

#NourishOurOhana

1 in 3 households in Hawai‘i continue to struggle with hunger daily. And for many families, fresh produce is the first thing to fall off their grocery lists.

A thriving future is deeply connected to the long-term health of our communities, and Hawai‘i Foodbank is committed to being the healthy option for those experiencing hunger. We are increasing access to nutritious fruits and vegetables, investing in local agriculture and culturally meaningful foods, and expanding learning opportunities around nutrition for those we serve.

More than one quarter of the food Hawai‘i Foodbank distributes is fresh, healthy produce – and you can help us provide even more. This year’s Food Drive Day campaign is dedicated to raising funds for fresh produce. That means your support will help improve access to healthy food for the most vulnerable in our communities.

By donating to this year’s Food Drive Day, your support will go towards the purchase of nutritious fruits and vegetables that will nourish local families, keiki and kūpuna.

There Are Three Easy Ways to Help:

Donate

Today

Donate Funds

Hawai‘i Foodbank will stretch your dollars further to make an even bigger impact. Compared to going to the grocery store, a donation of just $25 can help provide food for more than 50 meals.

Donate Today

Fundraise

for Food Drive Day

Donate Food

Rally your team, workplace, school or group and start collecting food and monetary donations now through Food Drive Day. Then, on Saturday, Aug. 24, drop off your donations at your nearest Food Drive Day collection site.

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Volunteer

on Food Drive Day

Donate Time

Help raise awareness about hunger and gather support for our mission. Volunteers are needed at our Food Drive Day collection sites to assist with sign waving, food sorting and other activities.

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Food Drive Day
Collection Sites

Donate online or join us from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24,  at one of these five locations on O‘ahu that will be accepting monetary and food donations.

  • Pearl City Shopping Center
  • Town Center of Mililani
  • Waiokeola Congregational Church
  • Waterfront Plaza
  • Windward City Shopping Center


Support a Neighbor Island Food Bank

Residents on Kaua‘i, Maui and Hawai‘i Island are also invited to participate in Food Drive Day. For more information on making a donation or hosting a food and fund drive on the neighbor islands, please visit our affiliate food bank links below:

Looking For a Stylish Way to Support Food Drive Day?

Did you know Hawai‘i Foodbank releases a limited-edition t-shirt every year? This year’s special t-shirt is made in collaboration with Honolulu-based artist Kamea Hadar. Hadar’s artwork for the Foodbank, titled “Nourish,” depicts a heart-shaped kalo leaf – representing the important role food plays not only in providing physical nourishment but also in nourishing a deeper connection with each other, our sense of place and a better tomorrow.

Proceeds from t-shirt sales allow us to provide more meals and support to the communities we serve.

History of Food Drive Day

History of Food Drive Day

Ensuring there is always enough food to feed our communities is an ongoing challenge, and we are constantly exploring creative ways to match supply with demand.​ That's how Food Drive Day was born. Thirty years ago, Hawai‘i Foodbank launched the inaugural Food Drive Day at Restaurant Row to help gather more food for Hawai‘i’s hungry. The community embraced our humble event and it ultimately grew into the highly anticipated, annual fundraising effort it is today.

Over the past three decades, Food Drive Day has grown to unite businesses, organizations, groups and individuals all over Hawai‘i in one common cause – nourish our ‘ohana. Food Drive Day now holds collection sites all over Hawai‘i, as well as fosters more than a dozen unique Food Drive Coalitions. These Coalitions consist of companies and organizations within the same industry, and they work together to gather food and raise funds on behalf of Hawai‘i Foodbank in the months leading up to Food Drive Day.

Hawai‘i Foodbank's Flagship Fundraising Event

Food Drive Day is Hawai‘i Foodbank’s largest and most highly-anticipated community engagement event. Food Drive Day raises awareness about hunger in Hawai‘i and rallies support around Hawai‘i Foodbank’s mission to nourish our ‘ohana today and end hunger tomorrow. Thank you to everyone who’s joined us in the past and we look forward to gathering again this year!

Questions About Food Drive Day?

For more information, please contact our events team at events@hawaiifoodbank.org or 808-954-7867.

Mahalo to Our Sponsors

First Hawaiian Bank
Hawaiian Airlines
Hawaii News Now
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Servco Foundation
Matson
iHeartRadio
United

Federal Poverty Guidelines

Household Size
200% Monthly Gross Income (BBCE Household)
130% Monthly Gross Income (Regular Household)
100% Monthly Net Income
1
$2,606
$1,694
$1,303
2
$3,510
$2,282
$1,755
3
$4,416
$2,870
$2,208
4
$5,320
$3,458
$2,660
5
$6,226
$4,047
$3,113
6
$7,130
$4,635
$3,565
7
$8,036
$5,223
$4,018
8
$8,940
$5,811
$4,470
9
$9,846
$6,400
$4,923
10
$10,752
$6,989
$5,376
11
$11,658
$7,578
$5,829
12
$12,564
$8,167
$6,282
13
$13,470
$8,756
$6,735
14
$14,376
$9,345
$7,188
15
$15,282
$9,934
$7,641
16
$906
$589
$453

Note: 200% BBCE Monthly Gross Income (MGI) is based on 100% SNAP Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
BBCE – Broad-based Categorical Eligibility

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Federal Poverty Guidelines

Household Size
200% Monthly Gross Income
(BBCE Household)
130% Monthly Gross Income
(Regular Household)
100% Monthly Net Income
1
$2,606
$1,694
$1,303
2
$3,510
$2,282
$1,755
3
$4,416
$2,870
$2,208
4
$5,320
$3,458
$2,660
5
$6,226
$4,047
$3,113
6
$7,130
$4,635
$3,565
7
$8,036
$5,223
$4,018
8
$8,940
$5,811
$4,470
9
$9,846
$6,400
$4,923
10
$10,752
$6,989
$5,376
11
$11,658
$7,578
$5,829
12
$12,564
$8,167
$6,282
13
$13,470
$8,756
$6,735
14
$14,376
$9,345
$7,188
15
$15,282
$9,934
$7,641
16
$906
$589
$453

Note: 200% BBCE Monthly Gross Income (MGI) is based on 100% SNAP Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
BBCE – Broad-based Categorical Eligibility