One Helping at a Time
Hunger can begin just one, unexpected event at a time. But Hunger Action Month reminds us that we can end hunger — one helping at a time.
Our hearts are with our Maui ‘ohana and everyone impacted by the devastating wildfires that swept across the island last month. It is now being described as one of the nation’s most catastrophic disasters in more than 100 years. Recovery efforts continue, and Hawai‘i Foodbank is actively working to support our neighbors on Maui and our partners at Maui Food Bank.
The wildfires have displaced thousands of families and drastically reduced their regular access to safe, nutritious food and other important resources. It’s a sobering reminder of how precarious the line between food security and hunger can be. When disasters unfold, many hard-working families are forced to face hunger for the first time in their lives. The ripple effect of hunger is powerful, and the impact can last for years.
From Hurricane ‘Iniki to the recent wildfires on Maui, disasters remind us how fragile the line between food security and hunger can be.
September is Hunger Action Month, our annual month of action to spread awareness and inspire everyone to join the movement to end hunger.
This September, we ask you to please take action with us again. Your actions matter, and your donation provides much more than food. Each action provides hope for thousands of keiki, kūpuna and families across Hawai‘i. Together, let’s break the cycle of hunger — one meal at a time.