I left the Pop-up Food Distribution full of gratitude and belief. Eight hours and 11,000 steps later, we packed 200,000 pounds of food in 8,000 bags for 4,000 households — incredible numbers that added up to one unforgettable, life-changing experience.
Following a nationwide search, we are excited to announce Amy Miller Marvin as Hawaii Foodbank’s new president & CEO. She brings to the position more than two decades of experience specializing in operations, financial management and fund development.
Over the course of the last year, COVID-19 has created the “perfect storm” — that rare catastrophe made even worse by the combination of events surrounding it — for many members of our ‘ohana. But at Hawaii Foodbank, we're reminded that no storm is greater than the strength of Hawaii’s resolve.
Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This year, it's more important than ever that we, as an organization, stand side-by-side with each other and the families we serve – remembering the guiding principles of the late civil rights leader who stood for equality, peace and unity within our communities.
This year, it's a holiday season like no other. COVID-19 is forcing many people to rethink their holiday traditions. As most households are struggling to determine what a safe family gathering will look this year, thousands more are grappling with the realities of hunger for first time in their lives.
I had the privilege of volunteering at one of Hawaii Foodbank's Pop-up Food Distributions. I wanted to do my part to give back to my community during this difficult time and was prepared for a long day of physical labor. What I wasn’t prepared for was what my community would give back to me.